MINNEAPOLIS – The Cleveland Indians topped the Minnesota Twins with a 7-1 victory on Sunday, spotlighted by a seven-inning no-hit bid from starter Justin Masterson.
Masterson (10-7, 3.62) manned the mound in opposition of against Twins’ lefty Scott Diamond (5-8, 5.29). The right-hander was one of two All-Stars representing the Indians last week while Diamond’s previous outing was cut short due to rain.
Masterson mowed down the Twins’ lineup for seven innings as the Indians worked to craft him some run support. That support started in the second inning as first baseman Mark Reynolds drew a one-out walk and advanced to second on a fielder’s choice that allowed left fielder Michael Brantley to reach first. The Indians loaded the bases as right fielder Ryan Raburn singled to left and third baseman Mike Aviles hit a sacrifice fly to score Reynolds.
Two more touched the dish for the Indians in the following inning as shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera reached on a f...