Monday, August 9, 2010

Minnesota Twins Take 2 Out of 3 at Cleveland Indians

Jim ThomeAfter dropping the first game in the series 7-6, the Minnesota Twins won the final two games and took the series. On Friday night, Matt LaPorta hit a walk off home run off of Matt Guerrier in the bottom of the 9th inning after the Twins rallied to tie the game 6-6. Alexi Casilla had 4 rbi's including a clutch 2 rbi hit in the top of the 9th. There was a little bit of drama about Jim Thome's disallowed homer in the 9th, that was ultimately ruled a double.

On Saturday, Carl Pavano pitched out of some jams and claimed his 14th victory of the season with a 7-2 win. He limited his former team to two runs over seven innings. Joe Mauer went 4-5, Jason Kubel went 2-3 with a home run, and Michael Cuddyer went 3-5. The Twins wore the St. Paul Gophers throwback uniforms from 1909.

On Sunday, Brian Duensing settled down after a rough first inning and held the Indians to 4 runs over 7 and 1/3 innings. Matt Guerrier and Matt Capps finished off the game. A 5 run 5th inning was key for the Minnesota Twins, including a Jim Thome home run. Now, the Minnesota Twins are 1/2 game back in the AL Central behind the Chicago White Sox and travel to Chicago for a 3 game series.

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