Twins beat Cleveland Saturday to take series 22 Jul 13

CLEVELAND INDIANS (51-46) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (41-53)

SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                 

FINAL

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Cleveland Indians

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Minnesota Twins

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WINNING PITCHER:  Correia (7-6, 4.17)

LOSING PITCHER:  Hill (1-2, 6.75)

SAVE:  Perkins (23)

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  6:10 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:  79 degrees, wind from NNE at 10 mph                          TIME OF GAME 2:57                           ATTENDANCE:  38,626

 

HOME RUNS:     Kipnis (14, 6th inning off Correia, one on, two outs, 1-1 pitch, 359 feet to left field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

CLEVELAND INDIANS

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Corey Kluber

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Rich Hill (L)

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Bryan Shaw

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Vinnie Pestano

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Matt Albers

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MINNESOTA TWINS

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Kevin Correia (W)

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Brian Duensing

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Jared Burton

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Casey Fien

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Glen Perkins (S)

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INDIANS NOTES:

·    The Indians dropped their second straight game with the loss to the Twins tonight and evened the season series at 4-4the Indians are now 22-20 against the American League Central this seasonthe loss tonight ensures the series loss for Clevelandthey are now 5-7-4 in road series play this seasonthe Indians have lost four straight road games since July 3 at Kansas City.

·    Corey Kluber tossed 5.0 shutout innings allowing three hits and two walks while striking out sevenhe left the game after 5.0 innings with left hip tightnessthe 5.0 scoreless innings extends his current scoreless streak to 12.2 innings (also 7.2 scoreless innings July 12 vs. Kansas City)he has struckout 25 batters and walked just eight over his last three starts, 19.0 inningstonight was his third start of the season against the Twins and his first to not allow a runin his three starts against Minnesota this season he is 1-1, 3.31 ERA (16.1 IP, 6 ER)in four career starts in July he is now 1-0, 2.22 ERA (24.1 IP, 6 ER) with 28 strikeouts and 10 walksthe 5.0 innings tonight are the fewest since he went 4.2 innings on June 27 at Baltimore after allowing seven runs on 11 hits.

·    Michael Bourn (0-for-3) drew his 17th walk of the season tonight; however, it was his first walk since June 29 at Chicago-AL, a span of 56 plate appearances between walks.

·    Jason Kipnis (2-for-4) hit his 14th home run of the season with a two-run shot in the sixth inning to put the Indians on the board, 2-0it was his first home run since July 3 at Kansas Citynine of his 14 home runs have come on the road this seasonit was his third career home run against the Twins, but his first at Target Field.

·    Lonnie Chisenhall (1-for-3) singled in the sixth inning for the Indians second hit of the nighthe has at least one hit in 19 of his 20 career starts against the Twins, including each of the last 19 (0-for-3 in his first game vs. Minnesota, July 18, 2011)over those 20 starts he is hitting .380 (27-for-71).

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins defeated the Indians tonight to even the season series at 4-4…the Twins are now 16-10 against the Indians since the start of the 2012 season…Minnesota has won eight of the last nine matchups against the Indians at Target Field, since July 27, 2012…the Twins have now won four straight games overall…the Twins ensured the series win with tonight’s win and are now 12-16-4 in series play this season…the Twins have won two straight series…Minnesota is now 13-15 in one-run games this season…six of their eight games against Cleveland this season have been decided by two-or-fewer runs, Twins are 4-2 in those six.

·    The Twins drew 38,626 fans to tonight’s game, their fifth sellout of the season.

·    Kevin Correia allowed two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out three in 6.0 innings tonight…the two runs came on a home run by Jason Kipnis in the sixth inning…he had allowed just one hit thru 5.0 innings…the quality start was his first since tossing 6.0 innings and allowing two runs on June 25 at Miami…he leads all Twins with 10 quality starts this season…13 of his 19 starts this season have been allowing three-runs-or-less…13 of his 19 starts have also been at least 6.0 innings…he earned his seventh win of the season tonight to put him over .500 at 7-6…it was his first career win against the Indians in three starts.

·    Chris Colabello (1-for-4) tied the game 2-2 with a single in the sixth inning, his first career RBIit was his third career hit, all three being singles.

·    Joe Mauer (2-for-3) extended his current hit-streak to eight games with a double in the first inning…over the eight games he is hitting .483 (14-for-29) with five doubles, three RBI and five walks…he has a hit in 13 of his last 14 games, hitting .345 (20-for-58) with seven doubles, seven RBI and eight walks in that span (since July 2)…he has a hit in eight straight games against the Indians, all coming this season…over those eight games he is hitting .345 (10-for-29)…he has a batting average of .360 (32-for-89) with 19 RBI, seven doubles and 16 walks in 23 games against the Indians since June 2, 2012…tonight marked his 33rd multi-hit game of the seasonhis 32 multi-hit efforts were tied ninth most in the AL coming into tonight…with his double in the first inning, Mauer passed Harmon Killebrew (277) for sole possession of 12thon the Twins franchise doubles list (since 1901).

·    Justin Morneau (2-for-3) collected his 29th multi-hit game of the season tonightthe two hits put him in sole possession of 20th (1,283 career hits) on the Twins franchise hits list (since 1901), passing Bob Allison (1,281).

·    Ron Gardenhire left the dugout during tonight’s game due to illness.