Twins Post-Game Notes, July 29 vs. Cleveland 30 Jul 12

CLEVELAND INDIANS (50-52) at MINNESOTA TWINS (43-58)

SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN

 


FINAL

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Cleveland Indians

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1

6

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5

Minnesota Twins

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X

5

8

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6

WINNING PITCHER: Duensing (2-6, 4.53)

LOSING PITCHER: Jimenez (8-10, 5.08)

SAVE: None

FIRST PITCH: 1:11 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 72, winds from S-SE at 7 mph           TIME OF GAME: 2:28                     ATTENDANCE: 34,720

HOME RUNS: Morneau (13, off Jimenez, fourth inning, one on, nobody out, first pitch, 382 feet to right-center field)

 

NEXT GAME:

Chicago White Sox at Minnesota Twins

Monday, July 30 – 7:10 pm (CT)

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Jose Quintana (L, 4-1, 2.58)

vs.

Cole De Vries (R, 2-2, 3.64)

 

PITCHING LINES:

 

CLEVELAND

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Ubaldo Jimenez (L)

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6

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104/62

Tony Sipp

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22/13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

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Brian Duensing (W)

6.0

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70/49

Alex Burnett

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9/6

Jared Burton

1.0

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8/6

Glen Perkins

1.0

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13/7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDIANS NOTES:

  • ·    The Indians lost their fifth straight game to the Twins…the Indians have lost eight of their last 11 games.
  • ·    The Indians finished the series going 13-for-93 (.140) with one extra-base hit.
  • ·    The Indians were swept in a three-game series for the fourth time this season…first time being swept in three games in Minnesota since September 20-22, 2010.
  • ·    Ubaldo Jimenez is now 0-3, 7.97 (20.1 ip, 18 er) in his last four starts…Jimenez’ fifth inning wild pitch allowing Revere to score from third base was his 11th wild pitch of the season, tying him with Justin Masterson for American League-lead.
  • ·    Indians starters allowed 23 runs on 23 hits in 16.0 innings this series.
  • ·    Michael Brantley (1-for-4) is batting .314 (69-for-220) in 60 games since May 22.
  • ·    Shelley Duncan recorded his seventh multi-hit game of the season…him and Travis Hafner (Friday) had the only multi-hit games for the Tribe all weekend.

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins are batting .325 (147-for-452) with 26 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 89 runs scored in their last 13 home games…they finished the three-game series batting .340 (35-for-103) with five doubles, one triple, four home runs and 28 runs scored.
  • ·    The Twins swept an opponent for the third time this season and first time in a three-game series since May 28-30 vs. Oakland.
  • ·    Brian Duensing made his fifth start of the season…he earned his second win of the season and first since June 2 at Cleveland, in relief…it was his first win as a starter since August 28, 2011 vs. Detroit.
  • ·    Duensing improved his career record against the Indians to 5-1, 2.81 (48.0 ip, 15 er) in 14 games (six starts).
  • ·    Twins pitchers held Indians batters to a .140 (13-for-93) batting average with one extra-base hit this series.
  • ·    Ben Revere recorded his 23rd and 24th stolen bases in the first inning, marking his third multi-steal game of the season and sixth of his career…the consecutive steals during Mauer’s at-bat, marked the first time in his career that he has stolen two bases during one plate appearance.
  • ·    The five stolen bases today tied a team season-high, done twice previously…they were one steal away from tying the club record of six, done on September 9, 1992 vs. Seattle.
  • ·    They have stolen nine bases in this series and have stolen 32 bases in their last 26 games.
  • ·    Justin Morneau (3-for-4) is batting .333 (30-for-90) with seven doubles, three home runs, 12 rbi and 13 runs scored in his last 22 games.
  • ·    Justin Morneau’s fourth inning home run was the 198th of his career, moving him within two 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 was the eighth of his career at Target Field.
  • ·    Jared Burton has not allowed a run in his last 16 appearances (16.2 ip)…additionally, 22 of his last 23 appearances have been scoreless.
  • ·    The Twins drew 111,706 in attendance over the three-game series with Cleveland, including their seventh sellout of the season last night (39,166).