Originally written September 20, 2012 on Waiting For Next Year:
The Indians avoided a sweep today with an extra innings win over Minnesota. Scoring Summary Top 4th: Minnesota - B. Revere scored on wild pitch Bot 4th: Cleveland - C. Kotchman singled to shallow right, J. Kipnis scored, C. Santana to second - B. Lillibridge singled to left, C. Santana scored, C. Kotchman to second Top 5th: Minnesota - D. Span doubled to left, P. Florimon scored Top 6th: Minnesota - T. Plouffe homered to deep center Bot 6th: Cleveland - J. Hannahan singled to center, C. Kotchman scored, B. Lillibridge to third Bot 10th: Cleveland - C. Kotchman singled to center, S. Choo scored, C. Santana to third, M. Brantley to second    Minnesota AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg D. Span cf 5 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 .289 B. Revere rf 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .292 J. Mauer 1b 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 .321 J. Willingham lf 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 .261 R. Doumit c 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .278 T. Plouffe 3b 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 .238     A. Casilla pr-2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 C. Herrmann dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 E. Escobar 2b-ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .203 P. Florimon ss 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .240     J. Morneau ph 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .274     J. Carroll pr-3b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261  Totals 37 3 6 2 1 2 9 1 10  Batting 2B – D Span (36, C Kluber); J Willingham (29, C Kluber). HR – T Plouffe (23, 6th inning off C Kluber 0 on, 2 Out). RBI – D Span (37), T Plouffe (51). 2-out RBI – D Span, T Plouffe. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – D Span 1, J Mauer 1. Team LOB – 7.  Base Running SB – B Revere (37, 2nd base off C Kluber/L Marson). CS – P Florimon (1, 2nd base by C Allen/L Marson).  Fielding Outfield assists – D Span, B Revere. DP – 3 (D Span-P Florimon-E Escobar, P Florimon-E Escobar-J Mauer, B Revere-R Doumit).    Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg V. Rottino rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .111     S. Choo ph 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 J. Kipnis 2b 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .255 C. Santana dh 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .252 M. Brantley cf 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 .283 C. Kotchman 1b 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 2 .231 B. Lillibridge ss 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 .193 J. Hannahan 3b 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .236 T. Neal lf 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 .154     E. Carrera lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .241 L. Marson c 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .223  Totals 35 4 10 4 0 5 3 0 13  Batting 2B – S Choo (38, A Swarzak); C Kotchman (12, E Vasquez). RBI – C Kotchman 2 (53), B Lillibridge (10), J Hannahan (27). 2-out RBI – J Hannahan. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – T Neal 1. GIDP – B Lillibridge. Team LOB – 9.  Fielding E – B Lillibridge (8, field); J Hannahan (13, field).    Minnesota IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA E. Vasquez 5.2 6 3 3 3 0 0 1.70 6.75 K. Waldrop 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.67 3.12 C. Fien 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0.99 1.44 J. Burton 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.91 2.04 A. Swarzak (L, 3-5) 0.1 2 1 1 2 0 0 1.43 5.00    Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA C. Kluber 6.0 5 3 3 1 5 1 1.59 5.36 C. Allen 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.40 3.16 V. Pestano 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1.03 2.10 C. Perez 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.08 3.35 E. Rogers (W, 3-1) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.08 2.42    
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