Originally written August 06, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:
We surrender. Scoring Summary Bot 1st: Cleveland - C. Santana grounded into double play third to first, J. Kipnis scored, A. Cabrera out at third, S. Choo to second Top 2nd: Minnesota - J. Willingham homered to deep left - J. Morneau homered to deep right - D. Span safe at first on second baseman J. Kipnis’ throwing error, R. Doumit scored, J. Carroll to second - B. Revere singled to shallow center, J. Carroll scored, D. Span to third - J. Mauer doubled to deep left center, D. Span and B. Revere scored - J. Morneau singled to left center, J. Mauer scored, J. Willingham to third - R. Doumit homered to deep right, J. Willingham and J. Morneau scored Top 4th: Minnesota - J. Morneau homered to deep right, B. Revere scored Top 6th: Minnesota - J. Mauer doubled to center, B. Revere scored Bot 6th: Cleveland - C. Santana homered to deep center, J. Kipnis scored Top 8th: Minnesota - J. Willingham grounded into fielder’s choice, D. Span scored, B. Revere to third, J. Mauer out at second    Minnesota AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg D. Span cf 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .286 B. Revere rf 5 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 .331 J. Mauer dh 5 1 3 3 0 0 1 0 1 .321 J. Willingham lf 4 2 1 2 1 1 2 0 3 .263     D. Mastroianni lf 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 J. Morneau 1b 5 3 3 4 2 0 0 0 3 .275 R. Doumit c 4 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 .290     D. Butera ph-c 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215 T. Nishioka 2b 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 B. Dozier ss 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 .234 J. Carroll 3b 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .245  Totals 41 14 14 13 4 5 6 0 11  Batting 2B – J Mauer 2 (23, Z McAllister, T Sipp); R Doumit (22, Z McAllister). HR – J Willingham (29, 2nd inning off Z McAllister 0 on, 0 Out), J Morneau 2 (15, 2nd inning off Z McAllister 0 on, 0 Out, 4th inning off J Tomlin 1 on, 2 Out), R Doumit (12, 2nd inning off J Tomlin 2 on, 2 Out). RBI – B Revere (23), J Mauer 3 (56), J Willingham 2 (83), J Morneau 4 (54), R Doumit 3 (55). 2-out RBI – B Revere, J Mauer 2, J Morneau 3, R Doumit 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – D Span 1, J Morneau 1. GIDP – J Morneau. Team LOB – 5.  Fielding E – T Nishioka (2, field 2); J Carroll (7, throw). DP – 4 (J Carroll-J Morneau, J Carroll-T Nishioka-J Morneau, T Nishioka-B Dozier-J Morneau, D Butera-B Dozier-J Morneau).  Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg J. Kipnis 2b 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 .262 A. Cabrera ss 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .278     B. Lillibridge lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .175 S. Choo rf 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .288 C. Santana 1b 3 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 .237 M. Brantley cf 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .293     J. Hannahan ss 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .233 S. Duncan dh 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .222 J. Lopez 3b 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .249 L. Marson c 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .250 E. Carrera lf-cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .438  Totals 34 3 8 2 1 2 4 0 12  Batting 2B – M Brantley (33, S Diamond). HR – C Santana (12, 6th inning off S Diamond 1 on, 2 Out). RBI – C Santana 2 (49). 2-out RBI – C Santana 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – M Brantley 1, J Hannahan 1, S Duncan 1. GIDP – C Santana, J Lopez, L Marson, E Carrera. Team LOB – 6.  Fielding E – J Kipnis (4, throw). DP – 1 (J Kipnis-J Hannahan-    Minnesota IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA S. Diamond (W, 10-5) 7.0 7 3 2 1 3 1 1.17 2.91 J. Gray 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1.55 5.32 L. Perdomo 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.62 3.38  Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA Z. McAllister (L, 4-4) 1.2 6 9 2 2 3 2 1.31 3.60 J. Tomlin 3.1 3 3 3 0 1 2 1.41 5.82 T. Sipp 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 1.29 4.97 C. Allen 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0.78 0.00 E. Rogers 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 1.13 2.86 J. Smith 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1.19 3.11 WP – S Diamond. BALK – J Smith. Pitches-strikes – S Diamond 100-58; J Gray 16-9; L Perdomo 14-7; Z McAllister 62-38; J Tomlin 51-33; T Sipp 21-13; C Allen 23-13; E Rogers 13-8; J Smith 28-13. Ground balls-fly balls – S Diamond 11-7; J Gray 1-2; L Perdomo 3-1; Z McAllister 5-3; J Tomlin 5-6; T Sipp 2-2; C Allen 1-1; E Rogers 4-0; J Smith 1-1. Batters faced – S Diamond 27; J Gray 5; L Perdomo 4; Z McAllister 14; J Tomlin 13; T Sipp 5; C Allen 4; E Rogers 5; J Smith 5.    
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