Twins Post-Game Notes, July 28 vs. Cleveland 30 Jul 12

CLEVELAND INDIANS (50-51) at MINNESOTA TWINS (42-58)

SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

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9

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Cleveland Indians

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0

0

0

0

0

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2

5

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1

8

Minnesota Twins

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5

1

1

X

12

12

1

4

WINNING PITCHER: Deduno (2-0, 3.13)

LOSING PITCHER: Masterson (7-9, 4.47)

SAVE: None

FIRST PITCH: 6:11 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 82, winds from S-SE at 10 mph        TIME OF GAME: 2:54                     ATTENDANCE: 39,166

HOME RUNS: Willingham (27, of Masterson, fourth inning, one on, two outs, 2-2 count, 418 feet to left field)

Santana (9, of Robertson, eighth inning, one on, two outs, 1-1 count, 345 feet to left field)

PITCHING LINES:

CLEVELAND

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Justin Masterson (L)

5.2

7

10

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103/66

Esmil Rogers

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3

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27/16

Tony Sipp

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22/15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

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Samuel Deduno (W)

7.0

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105/62

Tyler Robertson

1.0

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2

1

0

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19/10

Luis Perdomo

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30/11

Casey Fien

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5/3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDIANS NOTES:

  • ·    The Indians lost their fourth straight game to the Twins…The Indians have lost seven of their last 10 games and 10 of their last 15.
  • ·    The Indians were held to four-or-less hits for the second consecutive night, and for the 11th time this season…the last time the Indians were held to 4-or-less hits on consecutive days was July 31-August 1, 2010.
  • ·    Justin Masterson was dealt his first loss since July 6 vs. Tampa Bay…he drops to 0-2, 8.49 against the Twins this season.
  • ·    The first inning run was Cleveland’s first run on the road since the ninth inning on July 18 at Tampa Bay.
  • ·    Carlos Santana (1-for-4) hit his ninth home run of the season in the eighth inning off Tyler Robertson…it was his second home run at Target Field this season, with the last coming on May 15, off Jason Marquis.
  • ·    St. Paul native Jack Hannahan went 1-for-4 in tonight’s game…a career .232 hitter…he is batting .235 this season and has a career .222 (6-for-27) average in Minnesota with a double and one rbi.

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins are batting .330 (139-for-421) with 25 doubles, two triples, 17 home runs and 84 runs scored in their last 12 home games.
  • ·    Samuel Deduno set a career-high with six strikeouts…he improved to 2-0, 3.14 on the season…it was the third time this season a Twins starter tossed 5.0-plus innings while allowing two hits-or-fewer.
  • ·    Josh Willingham hit his 27th home run tonight and is now two home runs away from his career season high of 29…he has homered in back to back nights five times this season and has seven home runs since the All-Star Break…he has four home runs in his last four games.
  • ·    Willingham has 10 rbi in his last four games.
  • ·    Ben Revere hit a an rbi single to left field in the fifth inning, extending his hit streak to 11 games…he followed the hit with his 22nd stolen base of the season…he entered today tied for fourth in the American League in stolen bases with Jason Kipnis.
  • ·    Alexi Casilla went 2-for-4, with a triple and a double with four rbi…that ties his career high in rbi, last done on October 2, 2010 against Toronto…it was his 11th double of the season and second triple of the season.
  • ·    The Twins stole two-or-more bases in a game for the 17th time this season.
  • ·    The Twins scored double digit runs for the 10th time this season and in back-to-back nights for the first time since July 25-27, 2010, when they did so in three straight games.
  • ·    Danny Valencia’s double in the seventh inning snapped a 0-for-28 skid which dated back to May 30.
  • ·    With the Twins’ win and the Royals loss tonight, the Twins are now in fourth place in the AL Central…the last time they were in fourth place was through games of April 25.