Twins wrap up season with loss 30 Sep 13

CLEVELAND INDIANS (92-70) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (66-96)

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


 

FINAL

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

LOB

Cleveland Indians

2

0

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

5

10

0

8

Minnesota Twins

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

1

5

3

6

WINNING PITCHER:  Jimenez (13-9, 3.30)

LOSING PITCHER:  Diamond (6-13, 5.43)

SAVE: None

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  1:13 pm                   GAME TIME TEMP:   68 degrees, wind S at 9 mph                            TIME OF GAME:  2:48                      ATTENDANCE:  30,935

 

HOME RUNS:    Swisher (22, off Diamond, first inning, one on, nobody out, 2-2 pitch, 354 feet to left field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

CLEVELAND

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BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Ubaldo Jimenez (W)

6.2

5

1

1

1

13

0

0

106/71

Marc Rzepczynski

0.2

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

7/5

Justin Masterson

1.2

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

23/13

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA

IP

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R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Scott Diamond (L)

6.0

7

4

2

0

3

1

0

93/63

Michael Tonkin

1.0

1

1

1

1

0

0

0

18/10

Casey Fien

1.0

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

15/9

Brian Duensing

1.0

2

0

0

0

0

0

1

14/9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDIANS NOTES:

  • ·    The Indians recorded their 92nd victory, their most since winning 96 in 2007…they clinched the first AL wild card spot and will play in the postseason for the first time since 2007.
  • ·    The Indians finished with a 10-game winning streak, their longest of the season and longest since winning 10 straight August 17-27, 2008…Cleveland went 44-32 against the AL Central this season and 41-40 on the road, their first winning road record since 2007 (45-37).
  • ·    Ubaldo Jimenez’s 13 strikeouts tied his career-high (last on May 3, 2010), the most for an Indians pitcher since CC Sabathia in 2007…Jimenez posted ERA’s of 1.72 (78.1 IP, 15) in his final 12 starts and 1.09 (41.1 IP, 5 ER) in his final six.
  • ·    Jason Kipnis (2-for-4) finished the regular season with a seven-game hitting streak, batting .464 (13-for-28) with three doubles, one triple and four RBI in that span…he hit .427 (32-for-75) with 14 extra-base hits in 19 games against the Twins this season.
  • ·    Kipnis stole his 30th base in the seventh inning, becoming the sixth different Indian (ninth time overall) with 15 home runs and 30 steals in a season, first since Grady Sizemore in 2008.
  • ·    Nick Swisher hit his 22nd home run, finishing as the Indians leader…he entered today fifth in baseball in home runs for switch hitters, trailing Coco Crisp and Matt Weiters (22) by one.
  • ·    Yan Gomes hit .317 (13-for-41) in his final 11 games (since September 17)…he hit .375 (6-for-16) during the four game series.
  • ·    Gomes hit a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning, giving the Indians 56 on the season…they entered today with the second most sac flies in baseball, trailing Los Angeles-AL (64).

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

  • ·    The Twins lost to the Indians finishing the season with a record of 66-96, matching their 2012 record…they went 32-49 at home in 2013.
  • ·    The Twins finished with 1,430 strikeouts on the season, the third most in baseball history and second most in baseball this season behind Houston…the Twins struck out 10-plus times in seven of their final eight games (87 total in that span), 66 double-digit strikeouts on the season.
  • ·    The defense committed three errors today, finishing with 81, fifth fewest in Twins/Senators franchise history (since 1901).
  • ·    Scott Diamond did not walk a batter for the first time in a start since June 26 at Miami…Diamond allowed two runs in the first inning, the Twins finished with 120 first inning runs allowed this season, the most in baseball.
  • ·    Alex Presley (1-for-3) finished with a .283 (32-for-113) batting average with the Twins, hitting safely in 20 of 28 games…he hit .303 (10-for-33) over his final eight games with a .378 on-base percentage…he stole his first base as a Twin in the first inning, marking his first since July 22, 2012 vs. Miami (with Pittsburgh).
  • ·    Brian Dozier had one hit today finishing the season with 135, second most on the team to Joe Mauer (144).
  • ·    Michael Tonkin allowed his first earned runs today…he entered the game having not allowed an earned run in 10.1 innings (8 games).
  • ·    The Twins finished the season with a total attendance of 2,477,644 marking the sixth most in club history.