Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 6/3/12

Weren’t you looking forward to this weeklong home stand against the Royals and Twins? I certainly was, and this 2-4 result definitely was not what I was hoping for.

The Indians fell to 28-25 with the loss today, and now enter one of their most difficult stretches of the season leading up to the All-Star Break. Justin Masterson was again mediocre, Jason Kipnis went 0-for-4 and the Tribe managed just three unearned runs against Minnesota lefty Scott Diamond. Stay tuned tomorrow as I’m sure TD will be extra joyous about this one.

Minnesota   AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg  D. Span cf 4 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 .297   B. Revere rf 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 .286   J. Mauer dh 3 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 .298       D. Mastroianni ph-dh 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .115   J. Willingham lf 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 .280   J. Morneau 1b 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .236   R. Doumit c 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .265   B. Dozier ss 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 .245   T. Plouffe 3b 4 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .198       J. Carroll 3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225   A. Casilla 2b 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 .237    Totals 36 6 11 6 0 3 7 2 14      Batting 2B – J Willingham 2 (17, J Masterson, N Hagadone); B Dozier (5, J Masterson); T Plouffe (4, J Accardo).   SF – A Casilla 2.   RBI – J Mauer (25), J Willingham (36), J Morneau (27), R Doumit (26), A Casilla 2 (11).   2-out RBI – J Morneau, R Doumit.   Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – D Span 1, B Revere 1, J Morneau 1, R Doumit 1, A Casilla 1.   Team LOB – 8.    Base Running SB – D Span (7, 2nd base off J Masterson/L Marson), B Revere (5, 2nd base off N Hagadone/L Marson).  Fielding E – B Dozier (6, throw 2); T Plouffe (5, field).   Outfield assists – J Willingham.   DP – 2 (B Dozier-A Casilla-J Morneau, A Casilla-B Dozier-J Morneau).    Cleveland   AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg  S. Choo rf 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .270   J. Kipnis 2b 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .280   A. Cabrera ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295   J. Lopez 3b 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269   M. Brantley cf 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .281   S. Duncan dh 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 .213   M. LaPorta 1b 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .250   A. Cunningham lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200       C. Kotchman ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .209   L. Marson c 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .186       L. Chisenhall ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333    Totals 35 3 9 3 0 0 2 0 10      Batting 2B – S Choo (14, S Diamond); L Marson (3, S Diamond).   SF – J Lopez.   RBI – J Lopez (16), S Duncan (12), L Marson (3).   2-out RBI – S Duncan.   Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Kipnis 2.   GIDP – S Duncan, C Kotchman.   Team LOB – 6.    Fielding E – M Brantley (1, field).    Minnesota   IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA  S. Diamond (W, 4-1) 7.0 7 3 0 0 2 0 1.19 1.86   G. Perkins (H, 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.22 3.13   M. Capps (S, 12) 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.05 3.43      Cleveland   IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA  J. Masterson (L, 2-5) 6.0 7 3 3 3 3 0 1.51 5.09   N. Hagadone 0.2 3 2 2 0 2 0 1.04 2.95   J. Accardo 1.1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0.84 1.69   C. Perez 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.98 2.53
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