Twins fall on Indians pitching gem 22 Jul 13

CLEVELAND INDIANS (52-46) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (41-54)

SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                 

FINAL

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Cleveland Indians

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Minnesota Twins

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WINNING PITCHER:  Masterson (11-7, 3.60)

LOSING PITCHER:  Diamond (5-9, 5.53)

SAVE:  None

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  6:10 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:  79 degrees, wind from NNE at 10 mph                          TIME OF GAME 2:38                           ATTENDANCE:  31,753

 

HOME RUNS:     Kipnis (15, 3rd inning off Diamond, one on, no outs, 1-2 pitch, 357 feet to left field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

CLEVELAND INDIANS

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Justin Masterson (W)

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93/67

C.C. Lee

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Cody Allen

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Chris Perez

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MINNESOTA TWINS

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Scott Diamond (L)

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Anthony Swarzak

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Caleb Thielbar

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Josh Roenicke

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Ryan Pressly

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INDIANS NOTES:

·    The Indians snapped their two game losing streak today winning the final game of the three-game series against the Twinsthe Indians are 5-4 in the season seriesthe Indians are now 23-20 against the American League Central this season.

·    Justin Masterson earned his 50th career win today…retired the first seven batters before Aaron Hicks reached on a hit by pitch but was caught stealing allowing Masterson to retire the minimum batters through six innings (18)…gave up his only hit to Brian Dozier who doubled on the first pitch to lead off the seventh inning…first Indians pitcher to throw at least 7.0 innings only allowing one hit, no walks and at least eight strikeouts since Kevin Millwood, May 9, 2005 at Los Angeles-AL…today was his second start against Minnesota this season he is 1-0, 4.09 ERA (13.2 IP, 6 ER)…has a career record of 3-7, 4.33 ERA (110.1 IP, 53 ER) with 39 walks and 79 strikeouts in 16 starts (19 appearances)…today marked his 13th quality start of the season, as Cleveland is now 13-8 on days he pitches.

·    Jason Kipnis (2-for-4) hit his 15th home run of the season with a two-run shot in the second inning10 of his 15 home runs have come on the road this seasonthird time this season hitting a home run in back-to-back games after hitting one yesterday in the sixth inning off Kevin Correia (last coming June 25-26 at Baltimore)it was his fourth career home run against the Twins and second at Target Field.

·    Ryan Raburn (2-for-4) recorded his seventh multi-hit game of the season with a single in the second and a double in the fourth inningprevious multi-hit game came on June 28 at Chicago-AL.

·    Michael Brantley (1-for-4) hit his second triple of the season today (first coming April 27 at Kansas City) with the bases loaded in the fifth inning off Scott Diamond driving in three runsis hitting .336 (50-for-149) with runners on and .370 (27-for-73) with runners in scoring positionhis three RBI today gives him 51 on the season, nine short from his career high (60) in 2012.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins lost to the Indians today 6-1the Twins are now 4-5 against the Indians this season and are now 16-11 against the Indians since the start of the 2012 seasondespite the loss, Minnesota has won eight of the last 10 matchups against the Indians at Target Field, since July 27, 2012the Twins snapped their four-game winning streak with the loss today.

·    Scott Diamond allowed six runs, five earned, on seven hits and three walks in 4.2 inningsit marked the fifth time this season he has allowed at least six runsit was his third straight start of fewer than 5.0 inningshe did not strikeout a batter for the first time since May 12 vs. Baltimore and has just two strikeouts in his last three starts (12.2 innings)he is now 3-2 in six career starts against the Indians, including 1-2 at homein nine starts at Target Field this season he is 2-6, 6.06 ERA (49.0 IP, 33 ER)with three walks he has walked at least three in three straight startsprior to those three starts he had walked just seven in his previous six starts.

·    Joe Mauer (0-for-4) snapped his eight-game hit-streak todayover the eight games he hit .483 (14-for-29) with five doubles, three RBI and five walkshe has a hit in 13 of his last 15 games, hitting .323 (20-for-62) with seven doubles, seven RBI and eight walks in that span (since July 2).

·    Brian Dozier (2-for-4) doubled to lead off the seventh inning today to snap Justin Masterson’s bid for a no-hitterhe followed it with a leadoff double in the ninth inningseven of his last eight hits have been doubles, the other being a singlesince July 1, a span of 17 games, Dozier has 18 doubles, which leads all major league players.

·    Doug Bernier (0-for-0) made his 2013 and Twins debut today with a walk in the eighth inning after entering as a defensive replacement at third baseit was his first time on base with that being his five career plate appearances.

·    Ron Gardenhire spent today’s game away from the dugout due to stomach illness.