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Player of the Game
Starting pitcher Jeanmar Gomez was the top player in tonight's game against the Minnesota Twins. He pitched 7 strong innings, giving up just 3 singles, walked 3, and struck out 2. One Twin run was scored while Gomez pitched, but it was unearned. With a score of 6.54, this is Jeanmar's first Player of the Game award of the season. Casey Kotchman took second place tonight with a score of 4.78, which included a single and a 2-run home run.
Shin-Soo Choo was the lead off hitter tonight as Johnny Damon got the day off. We will see where Damon hits when he returns to the line up.
The Indians played small ball to score their 2 runs in the 4th inning. Jason Kipnis singled and advanced to 3rd on Asdrubal Cabrera's ground-rule double. Travis Hafner drove in Kipnis with a ground out to the right side of the infield, advancing Cabrera to 3rd. Carlos Santana then hit a sacrifice fly, scoring Cabrera.
The Indians added 2 more runs in the 5th...
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MINNEAPOLIS Twins shortstop Brian Dozier called the flower shop in his hometown of Fulton, Miss., to order a Mother's Day bouquet on Sunday morning for his mom, Jan. There was one slight problem, though: the flower shop in the small town of around 4,000 people wasn't open.
"I called twice. They didn't answer," Dozier said.
A home run will have to substitute...
MINNEAPOLIS Twins right-hander Carl Pavano recently had a precautionary MRI on his throwing shoulder, but manager Ron Gardenhire and general manager Terry Ryan both said the results were nothing to worry about.
The MRI showed some inflammation, but no structural damage, Ryan said. After Sunday's game, Pavano said the MRI revealed a strained interior shoulder capsule on the...
While some believed Derek Lowe's better years may be behind him following a disappointing 2011, it's safe to say he still has plenty left in the tank.
The right-hander, however, hasn't experienced much success against the Minnesota Twins over the course of his career.
Seeking a fourth consecutive win, Lowe looks to help the visiting Cleveland Indians continue their...
MINNEAPOLIS Numbers are betraying Manny Acta in the best possible way.This is a man of spreadsheets, of analytics. The Cleveland Indians' manager has moved beyond spray charts to something more complex, to infield shifts and defensive adjustments. Acta plays the odds "If a guy hits 80 percent of balls to one side of the infield, you've got to go that way," he...
Who is Scott Diamond and why is he so awesome?1. He's Canadian. Thankfully he's not from Africa, or that would be a "conflict" (AKA - Blood Diamond).2. He's a 25 year old south paw.3. He has 2 of the Minnesota Twins 10 wins this season.4. He has a 0.00 ERA over 2 starts/14 IP.5. Since his last name is Diamond, I imagine a "cut" fastball is part...
By: Eric Grinnell
The Cleveland Indians had a relatively disappointing week, going 3-5, which brought their overall record to 18-16, still good for 1st in the AL Central. The week started out promising, as the Tribe swept their doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox on Monday, but they then lost 5 of their next 6 games.
1. In order for the Indians...
We casually invite the loyal readers of WFNY to join us along with the Cleveland Indians and The Cleveland Foodbank in a joint effort to help fight hunger in this lovely city we call home.
The Cleveland Foodbank, as you all may know, supplies a majority of the food used in local hot meal sites, shelters, and food pantries. In addition, they provide food to child care centers, group...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Derek Lowe pitched his first shutout in nearly seven years, throwing a six-hitter Tuesday and leading the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 5-0.
Shin-Soo Choo scored after a leadoff double in the third inning, then hit the first of three Indians home runs in the fifth against Jason Marquis (2-3). Asdrubal Cabrera and Carlos Santana also homered to break...
Derek Lowe pitched his first shutout in nearly seven years, throwing a six-hitter Tuesday and leading the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 5-0.
Shin-Soo Choo, the Indians' new leadoff man, scored after a leadoff double in the third inning and then hit the first of three Cleveland home runs in the fifth against Jason Marquis (2-3). Asdrubal Cabrera and Carlos Santana...
Johnny Damon finally felt welcome again at Fenway Park.
Damon received a hearty round of applause when video highlights of his days with the Red Sox played during Boston's 12-1 win over Cleveland on Sunday.
Now a member of the Indians, Damon says it was the first warm reception he's had in Boston since he left the Red Sox after the 2005 season and signed as a free agent...
Derek Lowe is a very talkative guy, but even he couldn't muster up words following a classy gesture by the Red Sox organization. John Henry, Larry Lucchino and Tom Werner presented Lowe with a 2004 World Series ring to replace the one that was stolen from his Florida home last month, and the Indians hurler couldn't have been any more pleased. "You know me, I can talk...
The Cleveland Indians were just what the Red Sox needed this week. After continuing their Midwest doldrums with a loss to the Indians in their first game back at Fenway Park, the Red Sox ripped off three in a row -- each in more convincing fashion. Leading the way was quality starts, with Clay Buchholz, Felix Doubront and Daniel Bard each putting up one of their best performances...
Daniel Bard and Justin Masterson were Sunday's starting pitchers, which is interesting given each pitcher's career path. Bard and Masterson were both drafted by the Red Sox in 2006. Bard was drafted in the first round, while Masterson was selected in the second round. Masterson has since become a reliable starter in Cleveland, but he pitched mostly out of the bullpen early...
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There used to be a time when a starting pitcher with over a 5.00 era would get released or sent down to the minors. In looking back at all those hours spent studying the backs of baseball cards and memorizing players' stats, I don't recall seeing many pitchers with such astronomical era's still pitching at the major league level.
Tonight the Minnesota Twins (10-26...