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 inning with...