Cleveland 5, Minnesota 1

Date - Sunday, September 29, 2013 2:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 68°
Umpires - Home Plate - Greg Gibson, First Base - Brian Gorman, Second Base - Tony Randazzo, Third Base - Larry Vanover,
Attendance - 30935

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Cleveland 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 5 10 0
Minnesota 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 3

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Cleveland 92-70 51-30 41-40 W10
Minnesota 66-96 32-49 34-47 L6

Recap


Indians 5, Twins 1:
Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer and Ubaldo Jimenez struck out 13 in 6 2/3 innings as visiting Cleveland locked up the top American League wild-card spot.

Carlos Santana added an RBI double and scored a run for the Indians (92-70), who finished the regular season with 10 straight wins and will host either the Texas Rangers or the Tampa Bay Rays in Wednesday's one-game wild-card playoff.

Jimenez (13-9) cruised through the first six innings scoreless on two hits before running into his first spot of trouble in the seventh. The right-hander ended up charged with one run on five hits for his eighth straight quality start.

Cleveland wasted little time jumping on top as Michael Bourn led off the game with a single to center and Swisher followed by lining a 2-2 fastball off the front row in left field. An error allowed Santana to score in the sixth and Yan Gomes added a sacrifice fly before Santana’s double in the seventh made it 5-0.

Eric Fryer singled in the lone run and Scott Diamond (6-13) was charged with four runs (two earned) on seven hits in six innings for the Twins (66-96), who finished up with six straight losses.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Indians will host the wild card game on Wednesday at 8:07 p.m. ET. … Cleveland 2B Jason Kipnis went 2-for-4 and is 13-for-28 during a seven-game hitting streak. … Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire, who is not under contract for next season, finished up the campaign at 998 career wins.
 

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Cleveland   Minnesota
Ubaldo Jimenez Player Scott Diamond
Win W/L Loss
6.2 IP 6.0
13 Strikeouts 3
5 Hits 7
1.35 ERA 3.00
Hitting
Cleveland   Minnesota
Jason Kipnis Player Brian Dozier
2 Hits 1
0 RBI 0
0 HR 0
2 TB 1
.500 Avg .333

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Cleveland 10 1 15 .270 20 5 4 1 1 0
Minnesota 5 0 5 .156 9 16 1 1 1 3

Upcoming Games

  • Cleveland will play their next game at home against Tampa Bay. The Indians have a W/L % of .641 after a win and .471 after a loss.