Twins Post-Game Notes, July 27 vs. Cleveland 28 Jul 12

CLEVELAND INDIANS (50-50) at MINNESOTA TWINS (41-58)

FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

1

2

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4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

LOB

Cleveland Indians

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

0

3

Minnesota Twins

3

0

0

5

0

3

0

0

X

11

15

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6

WINNING PITCHER: Diamond (9-4, 2.88)

LOSING PITCHER: Tomlin (5-8, 5.87)

SAVE: None

FIRST PITCH: 7:11 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 77, winds from NE at 7 mph             TIME OF GAME: 2:25                    ATTENDANCE: 37,820

HOME RUNS: Morneau (12, off Tomlin, first inning, two outs, two on, 0-1 pitch, 421 feet to right field)

Willingham (26, off Tomlin, fourth inning, two outs, two on, 2-2 pitch, 416 feet to center field)

 

NEXT GAME:

Cleveland Indians at Minnesota Twins

Saturday, July 28 – 6:10 pm (CT)

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Justin Masterson (R, 7-8, 4.12)

vs.

Samuel Deduno (R, 1-0, 3.94)

 

PITCHING LINES:

 

CLEVELAND

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ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Josh Tomlin (L)

4.0

10

8

8

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2

2

0

70/49

Jeremy Accardo

2.0

4

3

3

3

1

0

0

39/21

Cody Allen

2.0

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

33/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Scott Diamond (W)

9.0

3

0

0

0

6

0

0

98/67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDIANS NOTES:

  • ·    The Indians lost their third straight game to the Twins, marking their longest losing streak to Minnesota since April 23-June 6, 2011…they went 14-4 against the Twins in between the three-game losing streaks.
  • ·    The Indians were shutout for the fifth time this season and fourth time this month…they were held to three hits-or-fewer for the fourth time this season.
  • ·    The Indians have lost six of their last nine games and nine of their last 15.
  • ·    Josh Tomlin tied his season-high with 10 hits allowed and set a new season-high with eight runs allowed…the loss was his third straight, tying his career-high, done twice previously, last from August 19, 2011-April 9, 2012.
  • ·    Travis Hafner (2-for-3) has a career .298 (128-for-430) batting average in 119 career games against the Twins…his 128 hits rank 11th all-time among actives while his 119 games rank 10th.
  • ·    Jose Lopez (1-for-3) has hit safely in all six games against the Twins this season, batting .318 (7-for-22) in those games.

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins snapped their three-game losing streak…the Twins are batting .330 (127-for-385) in their last 11 games at Target Field.
  • ·    Scott Diamond pitched his first career complete game…it was the second complete game of the season for a Twins pitcher (Walters, May 22 at Chicago)…it was the first complete game shutout for a Twins pitcher since Carl Pavano did it, September 28, 2011 vs. Kansas City.
  • ·    Diamond improved to 6-1, 2.28 (55.1 ip, 14 er) in eight home starts this season…he has received 25 runs of support in his last two outings at Target Field.
  • ·    Diamond’s shutout was the second at Target Field in 2012, with the other being Derek Lowe, the last time these teams played here, May 15.
  • ·    Justin Morneau’s first inning home run was the 197th of his career, moving him within three from becoming the seventh Twin in team history to reach 200 homers (Killebrew – 475, Hrbek – 293, Oliva – 220, Allison – 211, Puckett – 207, Gaetti – 201)…Puckett was the last to do it, hitting his 200th on August 20, 1995 at Detroit…Morneau’s homer marked the seventh of his career at Target Field…additionally, it was his second three-run homer this season.
  • ·    Morneau’s three rbi gave him 753 for his career, moving him within five of tying Gary Gaetti (758) for fifth on the Twins all-time list.
  • ·    Ben Revere’s fourth inning infield single was his 23rd of the season…he entered today fifth in the American League, behind Erick Aybar (27), Derek Jeter (25), Alcides Escobar (24) and Elvis Andrus (23)…the Twins now have 111 infield hits as a team, the most in baseball.
  • ·    Josh Willingham hit his 26th home run in the fourth inning, moving him within three of his career-high of 29, done last season with Oakland…16 of his 26 home runs have been hit at Target Field…Willingham tied his season-high with four rbi.
  • ·    The Twins hit two three-run homers in the same game for the second time this season, with the other time being July 1 vs. Kansas City when Willingham and Drew Butera did it.
  • ·    Joe Mauer recorded three hits, giving him 1,208 for his career, moving him within 10 of tying Torii Hunter (1,218) for seventh on the Twins all-time list.
  • ·    Prior to tonight’s game, the Twins placed infielder Trevor Plouffe on the 15-day disabled list with a bruised right thumb…they will recall third baseman Danny Valencia in time for tomorrow night’s game with Cleveland…Valencia batted .250 (67-for-268) with seven home runs and 37 rbi in 69 games for the Red Wings…he batted .190 (19-for-100) with one home run and 11 rbi in 27 games for the Twins earlier this season.