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Andrew Albers threw a two-hitter in his second career start and the Minnesota Twins backed him with a pair of home runs to beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 Monday night.
Albers (2-0) allowed just two singles, walked none and struck out two.
Brian Dozier and Trevor Plouffe homered to help the Twins win for the eighth time in 11 games.
Prized prospect Danny Salazar (1-1) gave up three runs on three hits with three walks and five strikeouts in four innings. The slumping Indians have lost seven of their last eight and are in danger of sliding out of the playoff chase.
Jason Kipnis and Yan Gomes had the only hits for Cleveland.
Albers, a soft-tossing lefty from Canada, had Tommy John surgery in 2009 and made his big league debut at 27 years old in his last start. He threw 8 1-3 scoreless innings at Kansas City and now has ripped off 17 1-3 straight scoreless to start his career.
He kept the Indians off-balance with an assortment of breaking pitches all night, outshining the overpower...
BEST OF MAXIM
While they were expected to sell off some of their veteran players, the Minnesota Twins have been fairly quiet this summer. Slugger Josh Willingham was on the disabled list through the trade deadline, but he's now returned after recovering from his knee ailment. If he can prove healthy, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe believes Willingham is a candidate to be traded by the end...
MINNEAPOLIS -- After missing 69 games with a concussion, Twins outfielder Wilkin Ramirez has been reinstated from the 15-day disabled list. He was activated prior to Mondays game against Cleveland at Target Field.
Ramirez last played May 25 and appeared in just 23 major league games this year prior to sustaining a concussion. The 27-year-old Ramirez batted .244 with five RBI and...
Andrew Albers threw a two-hitter in his second career start and
the Minnesota Twins backed him with a pair of home runs to beat the
Cleveland Indians 3-0 Monday night.
The Cleveland Indians have released veteran infielder Mark Reynolds. On Thursday the Indians designated Reynolds for assignment and now that he has passed through waivers unclaimed the team has released him.
Reynolds, 30, can be signed by anyone for the major league minimum. Cleveland will be on the hook for the remaining $2 million on his contract.
Multiple contending teams will...
MINNEAPOLIS -- Immediately after their 5-2 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday, the Twins announced they're parting ways with veteran third baseman Jamey Carroll.
The team traded the 39-year-old to the Royals for a player to be named later or cash. Kansas City will be his seventh stop during a 12-year career.
Carroll appeared in 59 games this season and hit .230 with...
Home runs have powered the Minnesota Twins' recent surge.
Superb pitching, however, is the main reason they're on the verge of their longest home winning streak in 14 months.
That successful combination may be on display again Tuesday night as the Twins go for another victory over the struggling Cleveland Indians.
Minnesota (53-63) has won four of five games thanks to the...
Can one win change the mood, the vibe, the direction?The Indians sure hope so. Because after getting spanked and sent back to their sandbox by the Tigers in four games, and after playing poorly in two games against the Angels, Cleveland turned a 5-0 deficit into a 6-5 win on Sunday.To hear the players, Sundays win was vital, which shows their frame of mind after the pummeling the...
Kevin Correia pitched seven shutout innings, Brian Dozier and Joe Mauer backed him with home runs and the Minnesota Twins beat the Chicago White Sox 5-2 Sunday.
The Twins took three of four games in the series and have won nine of 12 against the White Sox this season.
Adam Dunn and Conor Gillaspie hit solo home runs off Casey Fien in the White Sox ninth.
Needing a winning streak to get back into the Eastern League playoff race, the Akron Aeros went the other way over the past week, losing four of six games and falling to 56-64. That mark leaves the Aeros 8.5 games behind the Harrisburg Senators for first place in the Western Division and 7.5 games behind the Erie SeaWolves for the wild card spot with 21 games to go.
MINNEAPOLIS—Tribe starter Zach McAllister did something Tuesday he hasn’t done in 82 days.
Win a ballgame.
Behind the arm of the tall right-hander, Cleveland defeated the last place Twins, 5-2 to win for just the third time in their last 12 games at Target Field.
McAllister (5-7, 3.74 ERA) was brilliant in his six quality innings of work, giving up just one earned run on four...
Player of the Game
The beneficiary of a lot of innings in losing efforts since coming to Cleveland, Marc Rzepczynski has already won his second Player of the Game. Today, he continued his scoreless stretch with two more innings, walking and striking out two.
More an interesting note than anything of matter, but there have only been two players in MLB history...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Michael Bourn drove in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning single, and the Cleveland Indians rallied from a five-run deficit to break a six-game losing streak with a 6-5 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.
The Indians, held to one hit through five innings, got back in the game in the sixth on two-run homers by Nick Swisher and Mike Aviles, who entered...
The Dodgers on Tuesday completed their acquisition of Drew Butera from the Minnesota Twins for left-hander Miguel Sulbaran.
You read that correctly. Just when it seemed the "old" Ned Colletti was gone, he sprouts up again.
Sulbaran, 19, was signed as an international free agent out of Venezuela in 2011. He was one of the Loons' most consistent pitchers this...
Around the Farm takes a quick look at some of yesterday’s performances by Indians prospects throughout the system. The positions listed below are where the player was playing in yesterday’s game.
LeVon Washington (Lake County, CF) - 0-3, 1 RBI, 1 K, 1 Pick Off, 1 HBP - LeVon continues to struggle after his return from the DL (.154/.283/.205 in his last ten games). Is he not...
When the Mets selected Mike Pelfrey with their ninth overall pick in the 2005 MLB draft, they were hoping the former Wichita State pitcher would soon become an ace at the top of their rotation for years to come. Fast forward to eight years later, he’s now a member of the Minnesota Twins. How did that happen? Let’s take a look.
The relationship between New York and Pelfrey got...