Twins Post-Game Notes, September 8 vs. Cleveland 10 Sep 12

CLEVELAND INDIANS (59-80) at MINNESOTA TWINS (57-82)

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2012 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

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9

R

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Cleveland Indians

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0

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0

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0

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0

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4

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3

Minnesota Twins

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2

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1

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X

3

7

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9

WINNING PITCHER: De Vries (5-5, 4.11)

LOSING PITCHER: McAllister (5-7, 4.31)

SAVE: Perkins (11)

FIRST PITCH: 6:51 pm              GAME TIME TEMP: 70, winds from N-NW at 19 mph    TIME OF GAME: 2:58                     ATTENDANCE: 33,698

HOME RUNS: None

PITCHING LINES:

CLEVELAND

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PITCHES/K

Zach McAllister (L)

3.0

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87/55

Chris Seddon

1.1

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28/18

Scott Maine

0.2

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18/11

Frank Herrmann

1.0

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15/10

Tony Sipp

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9/7

Scott Barnes

1.0

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18/11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

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PITCHES/K

Cole De Vries (W)

6.0

4

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84/47

Brian Duensing

1.0

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13/8

Jared Burton

1.0

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1

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15/8

Glen Perkins (S)

1.0

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1

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14/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDIANS NOTES:

  • ·    The Indians have lost nine of their last 13…they fell 21 games under .500, one loss shy of their low-water mark this season (-22, 56-78 on September 2).
  • ·    The Indians were shutout for the ninth time this season, second time in Target Field.
  • ·    Zach McAllister’s 3.0 innings pitched marked his second-shortest start of the season…his only shorter start was also against Minnesota, lasting 1.2 innings, August 6.
  • ·    Indians relievers pitched 5.0-plus innings for the 19th time this season, 11th time since the All-Star break and for the second straight night, marking the first time they have done so in consecutive games since July 28 and 29, 2010 vs. New York (AL)…they entered tonight with the third-most relief innings pitched in baseball since the All-Star break with 177.1.
  • ·    Shin-Soo Choo (2-for-4) is hitting .370 (20-for-54) against the Twins this season…he has reached base nine times in his last 13 plate appearances against them.
  • ·    Russ Canzler (1-for-3) has hit in all six games this season…he has reached base five times in eight plate appearances this series.

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins improved to 8-5 against the Indians this season, winning eight of their last 10.
  • ·    The Twins shut out an opponent for the sixth time this season, fifth time at Target Field, second time of Cleveland (Diamond, CG, July 27).
  • ·    Cole De Vries won for the third straight start…he has posted a 1.54 ERA (23.1 ip, 4 er) in his last four starts.
  • ·    Twins batters are 2-for-19 (.105) with runners in scoring position this series.
  • ·    Ben Revere stole his 33rd base in the first inning and 34th base in the third inning, matching his career-high, done last season.
  • ·    The Twins turned two double plays tonight giving them a Major League-leading 164…they have turned a DP in 96 of 139 games this season.
  • ·    Josh Willlingham’s third inning sac-fly gave the Twins at least one in each of their last four games and an American League-leading 52 on the season.
  • ·    Josh Willingham’s first inning walk gave him 68 for the season, setting a new single-season career-high, passing his 2010 total of 67 with Washington.
  • ·    Glen Perkins is 7-for-7 in save opportunities since the All-Star break…he entered today one of four American League closers yet to blow a save since the break (Holland, Nathan, Balfour).
  • ·    The Twins celebrated Tom Kelly Day, retiring his uniform number 10…Kelly led the Twins to 1140 victories from 1986-2001, including a postseason record of 16-8 and two World Championships (1987 & 1991)…the 1991 Manager of the Year becomes the seventh person to have his number retired by the Twins (excluding Jackie Robinson’s 42)…the Twins are the sixth current MLB team to retire number 10 (Yankees – Phil Rizzuto, Royals – Dick Howser,  Cubs – Ron Santo, Reds – Sparky Anderson, and Cardinals – Tony La Russa)…he becomes the 17th MLB manager to have his number retired and the fourth manager with the number 10.