Found June 02, 2012 on Burning River Baseball:
Player of the Game Jason Kipnis did not win tonight's Player of the Game, but he was close. Michael Brantley took tonight's honors with a score of 2.51, which included a single and 2 RBI. Kipnis took second tonight with a score of 2.43, which included 2 singles, a stolen base, and 2 runs scored. Brantey's PoG award gives him 3 for the season. Feathers Up After trailing 4-0 after the first inning, the Indians offense slowly fought their way back. The Indians scored one run in 4 different innings to eventually tie the game in the 5th. The Indians scored all of their runs via singles and walks. Unfortunately, the offense could not score any more runs. The White Sox finally lost tonight, snapping their 9 game winning streak. Feathers Down Carlos Santana is not expected to return from his concussion until Tuesday. He was originally slotted to come back this weekend, but he is not quite ready to return from the head injury. Josh Tomlin gave Minnesota the early lead....
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