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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Justin Morneau homered twice and drove in four runs, Joe Mauer had three RBIs and Ryan Doumit hit a three-run homer to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 14-3 victory over Cleveland on Monday night, the Indians' 10th straight loss.
Ben Revere had four of the Twins' 14 hits and extended his hitting streak to 20 games while Josh Willingham hit his 29th homer, matching his career-high.
The Twins, who homered three times in their 10-run second, fell one run shy of their biggest inning in franchise history. Minnesota has scored 11 runs in an inning four times.
Scott Diamond (10-5) allowed three runs in seven innings as the Twins beat the Indians for the sixth straight time this season. Minnesota swept a three-game series at Target Field in late July.
The Indians went 0-9 on a road trip that ended Sunday. Before Monday's game, general manager Chris Antonetti expressed his support for manager Manny Acta and the coaching staff even though the team was coming off...
BEST OF MAXIM
There was plenty for the Minnesota Twins to enjoy about Monday's one-sided win over the Cleveland Indians, but Justin Morneau's night has to be pretty high on the list of positives.
Morneau hit a pair of home runs and drove in a team-high four runs to help the Twins rout the Indians by a 14-3 final. It was Morneau's fourth multi-hit game in the past five days as he raised...
It's the time of year when baseball has become stratified. Players have been traded from losers to winners. Teams have gone into sell mode and rent mode, dumping contracts and bringing in late-season help as they see fit.
Outcomes seem to be falling into place, and on a larger scale, maybe they are. But in Boston this weekend, the Twins made a point. They may have a losing record...
General manager Chris Antonetti expressed support for Indians manager Manny Acta and his coaching staff following the least successful trip in the franchise's 112-year history.
Cleveland went 0-9 at Minnesota, Kansas City and Detroit, ending the trip with a 10-8 loss to the Tigers on Sunday when All-Star closer Chris Perez gave up five runs with two outs in the 10th inning....
In a move that surprised only people who are still surprised by a Jack-in-the-Box, the Twins grabbed the first opportunity that presented itself to get rid of Danny Valencia, forcing him to take the walk of shame across the diamond at Fenway like that chick you picked up at Applebee's, sending him to the Red Sox and receiving rookie league OFer Jeremias Pineda in return. And...
I cheered as Andy Murray took down his arch nemesis in front of a several thousand of his closest friends 1 . I watched, in awe, as the 6-foot-5-inch Usain Bolt started slow yet silenced all doubters in 9.63 seconds. I witnessed Jennifer Kessey and April Ross win two very hard-fought contests against the Czech Republic’s Marketa Slukova and Kristyna Kolocova, with Kessey relegated...
Infielder Jose Lopez was designated for assignment by the Indians after batting .249 with four home runs and 29 RBI in 66 games this season. Right-handed pitcher Frank Herrmann was recalled from Class AAA Columbus, where he had a 2-2 record with seven saves in nine chances and a 4.28 ERA in 39 appearances. Herrmann had allowed 23 earned runs in 48 1/3 innings pitched.
The Minnesota Twins scored 10 runs in the second inning of Monday night's game against the Cleveland Indians.
The Indians led 1-0 when the Twins sent 13 men to the plate. Solo homers by Josh Willingham and Justin Morneau off starter Zach McAllister started the rally.
A throwing error by second baseman Jason Kipnis on Denard Span's two-out grounder gave the Twins a 3-1 lead...
And I thought being swept back to back by the Twins and the Royals was rock bottom. I obviously thought wrong.
I seriously couldn’t decide where to go with this piece. The weekend in Detroit was an abject disaster. However, it was a mere add-on to a week that was a complete house of horrors from our Wahoos. Whatever could go wrong for this team, has gone wrong. The Tigers outplayed...
If you recall I spent last weekend in Minneapolis watching the Indians get smoked by the Twins. We then all watched together this week as the last place Kansas City Royals swept our Indians with relative ease. Taking a six-game losing streak into Detroit for a three-game set with the Tigers, you had to think things couldn’t possibly have gotten worse, right?
With my brother living...
After a third consecutive sweep, this one to the Detroit Tigers, the Indians postseason hopes have been officially demolished. As we move into "there's always next year" mode, focus should switch to the young players like recent call-up Ezequiel Carrera and future all-star Jason Kipnis. It will be interesting now to see how Corey Kluber and Chris Seddon pitch for...
The Monday Takeaway
The Indians must have been relieved when they sent the Twins down in order, then loaded the bases with nobody out in the bottom of the first inning, after returning home from a brutal, 0-9 road trip. Cleveland had fallen to 50-58 on the season, a likely insurmountable 9 ½ games behind the first-place White Sox, but at least the pain of Sunday afternoon’s...
When I think of a creeper, two images flow into my mind— Bachmann-eyezed! and the song ‘Creep’. This combo punch is usually enough to haunt my entire day as I hum Radiohead and cry fearful tears, afraid that I’ll be accused of being part of the Muslim Brotherhood and then be stared at profusely by those hypnotizing conservative eyes. Just because I love lamb shawarmas and...
When the Red Sox acquired Minnesota Twins third baseman Danny Valencia on Sunday afternoon via a wavier wire deal, they made the move mainly to add depth in the minor leagues for the remainder of the season and next season. The Red Sox hardly gave up anything of value back to the Twins by only [...]