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Box Score: Indians 4, Twins 7

Josh Tomlin had a rough start early, and although the Tribe caught up to tie it at 4-4, the team lost energy from there. The Twins held on to win game two of this series at Progressive Field, thanks to a big day at the plate from Joe Mauer and a stellar catch from Ben Revere in the ninth inning.

The Indians will definitely need tomorrow’s game in order to save face in the AL Central. You can’t lose an entire series to one of the worst teams in the majors and expect to keep competing the playoff race, especially with the upcoming difficult schedule set to begin soon.

 Minnesota
ABRHRBIHRBBKSBLOBSeason Avg
D. Span cf512000100.303
B. Revere rf522000101.292
J. Mauer c513310002.298
J. Willingham lf401000002.276
J. Morneau 1b411100102.237
R. Doumit dh310001000.265
B. Dozier ss401000001.232
T. Plouffe 3b412310001.176
    A. Casilla 2b000000000.240
J. Carroll 2b-3b400000103.225
 Totals387127214012
 Batting
HR – J Mauer (3, 7th inning off T Sipp 1 on, 0 Out), T Plouffe (6, 6th inning off J Tomlin 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI – J Mauer 3 (24), J Morneau (26), T Plouffe 3 (11).
2-out RBI – T Plouffe 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Morneau 1, J Carroll 1.
GIDP – J Mauer 2.
Team LOB – 5.
 Fielding
Outfield assists – J Willingham.
 Cleveland
ABRHRBIHRBBKSBLOBSeason Avg
S. Choo rf511000203.264
J. Kipnis 2b522000112.286
A. Cabrera ss301101101.296
J. Lopez dh301001100.267
M. Brantley cf401200201.276
C. Kotchman 1b400000002.210
J. Damon lf310001102.180
L. Chisenhall 3b401000010.353
L. Marson c301100000.175
    S. Duncan ph101000000.212
 Totals35494038211
 Batting
RBI – A Cabrera (21), M Brantley 2 (24), L Marson (2).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – S Choo 1, C Kotchman 1, J Damon 2.
Team LOB – 7.
 Base Running
SB – J Kipnis (13, 2nd base off P Walters/J Mauer), L Chisenhall (2, 2nd base off P Walters/J Mauer).
 Fielding
DP – 2 (J Kipnis-A Cabrera-C Kotchman, J Kipnis-A Cabrera-C Kotchman).
 Minnesota
IPHRERBBKHRWHIPSeason ERA
P.J. Walters4.18443201.363.69
B. Duensing (W, 1-2)2.00000101.022.86
J. Burton (H, 8)0.20000200.893.98
G. Perkins (H, 7)1.00000101.233.27
M. Capps (S, 11)1.01000201.053.60
 Cleveland
IPHRERBBKHRWHIPSeason ERA
J. Tomlin (L, 2-3)6.010551311.315.32
T. Sipp1.02220011.586.86
J. Smith1.00000001.303.52
S. Barnes1.00000101.000.00

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Face a left handed pitcher and this team is done for what makes it so bad is they just stand there and take third strikes all day.  No pressure on LaPorta who wasn’t doing well after being red hot for awhile.  Forget about it this team has to many holes.

  • FearTheRoo

    Great way to finish out the season Tribe. Losing series to both the Royals and Twins…next up on our list of terrible teams to lose to? Pirates! too bad we don’t play the cubbies! we could get swept by them.