Twins rally falls short 27 Sep 13

CLEVELAND INDIANS (89-70) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (66-93)

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

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Cleveland Indians

0

0

0

3

0

1

1

1

0

6

11

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9

Minnesota Twins

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1

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4

5

13

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12

WINNING PITCHER:  Shaw (7-3, 3.24)

LOSING PITCHER:  Albers (2-5, 4.05)

SAVE:  Smith (3)

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  7:11 pm                   GAME TIME TEMP:   79 degrees, wind SE at 11 mph                       TIME OF GAME:  3:27                     ATTENDANCE:  24,929

 

HOME RUNS:    Gomes (11, 4th inning off Albers, one on, no outs, 0-1 pitch, 381 feet to left field)

                                    Pinto (4, 9th inning off Perez, one on, two outs, 1-0 pitch, 362 feet to right field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

CLEVELAND

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PITCHES/K

Zach McAllister

4.1

6

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3

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68/40

Bryan Shaw (W)

1.2

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22/14

Mark Rzepczynski

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8/4

Cody Allen

0.2

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1

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13/8

Matt Albers

1.0

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1

1

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0

17/8

Chris Perez

0.2

4

4

4

0

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1

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19/14

Joe Smith (S)

0.1

1

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1

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11/7

MINNESOTA

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SO

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PITCHES/K

Andrew Albers (L)

5.2

7

4

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2

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1

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102/65

Ryan Pressly

1.1

2

1

1

1

1

0

1

30/16

Josh Roenicke

0.1

2

1

1

1

0

0

0

18/9

Michael Tonkin

1.2

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2

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16/13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDIANS NOTES:

  • ·    The Indians defeated the Twins 6-5 tonight for their 89th victory of the season…the Indians will look for their 90th win tomorrow, it would be their first 90-win season since going 96-66 in 2007…the Indians have now won seven games in a row, the longest streak since winning eight straight from July 24-August 1…Cleveland is now 41-32 against the AL Central this season, 34-20 against left-handed starters and 38-40 on the road…the Indians have won three straight against the Twins and improve to 10-6 against Minnesota in 2013, including 4-3 at Target Field.
  • ·    Zach McAllister allowed six hits in 4.1 shutout innings tonight…he walked two and struckout three in his final start of 2013…he finished the season with a record of 9-9, 3.75 ERA (134.1 IP, 56 ER) with 49 walks and 101 strikeouts in 24 starts…the starts, innings, ERA and wins were all career-highs while his 101 strikeouts fell nine short of his 2012 total (110)…he made four starts against the Twins this season, going 2-0 with a 1.53 ERA (17.2 IP, 3 ER).
  • ·    Jason Kipnis (1-for-4) is now hitting .403 (25-for-62) with 12 extra-base hits in 16 games against the Twins this season.
  • ·    Michael Brantley (3-for-5) collected his fourth straight multi-hit game, all of which have been three-hit games…he also extended his current hit-streak to 10 games tonight…over the 10 games he is hitting .500 (20-for-40) with nine RBI and three extra-base hits…the Indians are 25-17 when he has two-plus hits in a game this season…he has driven in at least one run in each of his last five games…Brantley is the first Indians player since Kenny Lofton in 1995 to have three-plus hits in four straight games (6th in Indians history to accomplish feat) and first player in Indians history since Minnie Minoso in 1959 to have three hits and at least one RBI in four straight games (4th Indian in history to accomplish the feat)…he is the second player in the majors this season to have three hits and at least one RBI in four straight (Alfonso Soriano – August 13-16).
  • ·    Yan Gomes (3-for-4) hit his 11th home run of the season with a two-run shot in the fourth inning…it was his first homer since September 9 vs. Kansas City, his first RBI since that solo homer…since his last home run and RBI he has gone 11-for-49 (.224) over 13 games…he collected his third multi-hit game in his last six games tonight…the three hits tied his career-high, done eight other times.
  • ·    Ryan Raburn (2-for-4) collected his first multi-hit game since having three hits September 12 at Chicago-AL…it was his 11th multi-hit game of the season…the .275 average for Raburn this season is his highest average since hitting .280 in 2010 with Detroit…he scored two runs in tonight’s game, he had two runs scored in his previous nine games.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins lost to the Indians tonight, falling to 6-10 against Cleveland this season, including 3-4 at Target Field…the Twins are now 29-44 against the AL Central…the Twins struckout nine times tonight and have now struckout 1,391 times this season, passing the 2012 Oakland A’s (1,387) for sole possession of fourth on MLB’s single-season team strikeout list…with eight strikeouts the Twins will tie the 2001 Brewers for third (1,399)…the Twins have lost three straight, seven of their last eight and nine of their last 11 games.
  • ·    Andrew Albers allowed four runs, three earned, on seven hits and two walks while striking out two in 5.2 innings…it was his final start of the season, finishing with a record of 2-5, 4.05 ERA (60.0 IP, 27 ER) with six homers, seven walks and 25 strikeouts…the two walks tonight are his career-high.
  • ·    Josmil Pinto (2-for-4) hit his fourth home run of the season to put the Twins within one run, 6-5, in the bottom of the ninth with two outs…Pinto has his four homers in 80 career plate appearances for a home run per PA of 20:1…he has a hit in 14 of his 20 games since his MLB debut September 1.
  • ·    Alex Presley (2-for-4) tripled in his last at-bat on the night, his second of the year and first since becoming a Twin…he has 15 career triples…he has at least one hit in 17 of his 25 hits as a member of the Twins.
  • ·    Ryan Doumit (3-for-5) collected his 28th multi-hit game of the season tonight, and his ninth game with three hits…this season he is hitting .296 (34-for-115) as an outfielder compared to .252 (41-for-163) as a catcher and .224 (41-for-183) as designated hitter.
  • ·    Chris Colabello (1-for-3) collected his first hit since September 18 at Chicago-AL…he is 2-for-last-21 at Target Field…he has four walks in his last six games.
  • ·    Trevor Plouffe (2-for-4) has a hit in 25 of his last 36 games, batting .300 (42-for-140) in those 36.
  • ·    Michael Tonkin has not allowed an earned run in his first 10.1 career innings (has allowed 5 unearned).