Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/16/14

After an exciting series versus the Tigers, the Indians came into Minnesota looking to solidify their playoff push and to firmly place themselves in the “buyers” portion of the trade market. They proceeded to get swept. Badly swept. The Tribe was outscored 28-6 in this three game debacle, where they had their two best pitchers (Masterson and Ubaldo) going against a below .500 club. No one came out of this looking good.

Shelley Duncan gave the Indians a brief 1-0 lead when he singled home Asdrubal Cabrera in the top of the fourth. Ubadlo Jimenez immediately gave the back in the bottom of the fourth. He walked Josh Willingham to start the inning and then gave up a home run to Justin Morneau. In the bottom of the fifth, Jimenez gave up a double to Ben Revere, then proceeded to balk him to third and let him score on a wild pitch. Impressive.

Meanwhile, the Tribe’s bats were baffled by lefty Brian Duensing, a reliever making just his fifth start of the season, as a replacement for Francisco Liriano. Duensing went six solid innings, giving up just one run and five hits.

The Indians next play on Tuesday, when they travel to Kansas City to face the Royals. Derek Lowe (8-9, 5.09 ERA) makes the start for the Tribe and his counterpart will be righty Luke Hochevar (6-9, 5.26 ERA). First pitch is 8:10 PM.

 

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E Cleveland 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0 Minnesota 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 X 5 8 0 WP: B. Duensing (2-6)
LP: U. Jimenez (8-10) Box Score Play by Play Scoring Summary Top 4th: Cleveland - S. Duncan singled to shallow left, A. Cabrera scored, M. Brantley to second Bot 4th: Minnesota - J. Morneau homered to deep right center, J. Willingham scored Bot 5th: Minnesota - B. Revere scored on wild pitch Bot 7th: Minnesota - B. Revere singled to center, B. Dozier and D. Span scored  Cleveland AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg S. Choo rf 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .291 A. Cabrera ss 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .277 C. Santana dh 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .233 J. Lopez 3b 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .249 M. Brantley cf 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .289 S. Duncan lf 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 .225 L. Marson c 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .259 C. Kotchman 1b 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 B. Lillibridge 2b 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .170  Totals 32 1 6 1 0 1 2 0 11  Batting RBI – S Duncan (25). 2-out RBI – S Duncan. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – L Marson 1. GIDP – A Cabrera. Team LOB – 5.  Minnesota AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg D. Span cf 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 .287 B. Revere rf 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 .315 J. Mauer dh 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 .328 J. Willingham lf 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 .271 J. Morneau 1b 4 1 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 .260 R. Doumit c 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 .290 D. Valencia 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 .185 B. Dozier ss 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 .242 A. Casilla 2b 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .226  Totals 31 5 8 4 1 3 6 5 15  Batting 2B – B Revere (10, U Jimenez). HR – J Morneau (13, 4th inning off U Jimenez 1 on, 0 Out). S – A Casilla. RBI – B Revere 2 (20), J Morneau 2 (46). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – J Willingham 1, A Casilla 2. Team LOB – 6.  Base Running SB – D Span (11, 2nd base off T Sipp/L Marson), B Revere 2 (24, 2nd base off U Jimenez/L Marson, 3rd base off U Jimenez/L Marson), B Dozier 2 (8, 2nd base off U Jimenez/L Marson, 3rd base off T Sipp/L Marson).  Fielding DP – 1 (B Dozier-A Casilla-J Morneau). Cleveland IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA U. Jimenez (L, 8-10) 6.1 6 5 5 3 6 1 1.59 5.08 T. Sipp 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.36 5.19  Minnesota IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA B. Duensing (W, 2-6) 6.0 5 1 1 0 2 0 1.32 4.53 A. Burnett 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.19 2.96 J. Burton 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.97 2.23 G. Perkins 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1.34 3.02 WP – U Jimenez. BALK – U Jimenez. Pitches-strikes – U Jimenez 104-62; T Sipp 22-13; B Duensing 70-49; A Burnett 9-6; J Burton 8-6; G Perkins 13-7. Ground balls-fly balls – U Jimenez 6-6; T Sipp 2-4; B Duensing 10-7; A Burnett 1-2; J Burton 2-0; G Perkins 1-2. Batters faced – U Jimenez 28; T Sipp 7; B Duensing 23; A Burnett 3; J Burton 3; G Perkins 4. Game Details Umpires: HP–Chris Guccione. 1B–Tim Tschida. 2B–Jeff Nelson. 3B–Bill Welke.
Weather: 72 degrees, partly cloudy.
Wind: 7 mph, in from right.
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