Player of the Game: Josh Willingham (2-for-5 with 2 RBI)
The Tribe would have a chance to sweep Minnesota out of town on Sunday, but the Twins had other ideas defeating Cleveland, 5-3. Rookie left-handerPedro Hernandez kept hitters guessing for most of the ballgame as the Indians would tag him for just two runs on three hits through five innings.
Carlos Carrasco (0-3, 7.78 ERA) didn’t pitch bad, but would only last 4 2/3 innings giving up three runs on six hits walking four and striking out three. After gaining the lead and being up by one run before Carrasco exited in the fifth, the Twins would seemingly never look back.
The Bottom 9
No offense. Two runs on three hits against a rookie? In the words ofNick Swisher…come on, bro. The Tribe offense scuffled at the plate, not taking advantage of Hernandez’s control issues early. The Minnesota starter gave up six walks over his five innings, yet Cleveland could only manage two runs to score against him.
Hitless with RISP. T...