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Samuel Deduno pitched six solid innings and Josh Willingham busted out of a slump with a two-run double in the seventh, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 5-1 win over Cleveland on Friday night, slowing the Indians' climb toward a wild-card spot.
Deduno (8-7) allowed just one run and three hits for his first win since July 27 as the Twins continued to befuddle the Indians. Minnesota is 14-7 against Cleveland since last September.
Willingham was in an 0-for-15 slide before his double off Cody Allen put the Twins ahead 4-1.
Ubaldo Jimenez (9-8) struck out 10 in six innings, but the Indians didn't support the right-hander and lost ground in the crowded wild-card field as well as the AL Central.
Cleveland was back home after a 6-3 road trip that put it back in the playoff conversation. One of six teams fighting for two wild-card berths, the Indians, as close to first as they've been this late in the season since 2007, were hoping to keep their momentum going against a Twin...
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Samuel Deduno did himself, his team and his right bicep all kinds of favors Friday night in Cleveland.
Overcoming some tendonitis in the upper portion of his throwing arm, the Twins right-hander got back on track with an efficient one-run, three-hit, six-strikeout performance in a 5-1 victory over the Indians. Deduno threw 91 pitches during his six innings on the mound, mitigating...
Top 5 Fantasy Prospects for Keeper Leagues
Well, it’s that time of year for fantasy owners. If you are in the race in your league this late in the season, congratulations whatever you did worked out great. For the rest of us Fantasy players, it’s too little too late and in keeper leagues, it’s time to start thinking about what is going to get your...
All-Star catcher Joe Mauer is not going to be activated from the seven-day concussion list when the Minnesota Twins begin a homestand next week.
"The doctors advised him to lay low and rest right now," Twins assistant general manager Rob Antony said Saturday. "That's the best thing for him. He'll come in Tuesday, and we'll go from there."
CLEVELAND -- The definitions of tidy include neat, orderly and organized.Which is the way the Indians handled Saturdays 7-2 win over Minnesota. It was a tidy win, wrapped up in orderly and organized fashion. Two runs in the first, two in the fourth and three in the fifth and. Zach McAllister throwing well the Twins never really threatened.But contained within this tidy effort were...
AKRON, OH -- The Binghamton Mets came into Akron Thursday night fresh off of clinching the Eastern Division.
Not that the Akron Aeros cared.
The Aeros (62-68) defeated the B-Mets (81-50) by a score of 7-3 thanks to four Binghamton errors and a four-run first inning.
After a one-two-three inning from Akron starter Toru Murata, the Aeros wasted no time scoring. A leadoff single from...
Indians prospect outfielder Tyler Naquin is providing a slash line of .375/.423/.458 (.881 OPS) with two doubles and three runs batted in through his first six games with Double-A Akron.
The 2012 first-rounder went 0-for-3 in his first contest with the Aeros, but has since recorded a hit in each game, including seven hits over the last three. After batting .277/.345/.424 (.769 OPS...
Chris Hermann continues to exhibit a knack for timeliness.
While his major-league action has been limited to 34 games, the Twins catcheroutfielder has come up with a handful of clutch hits, particularly in the month of August. Thursday at Comerica Park, while manning the stead of Minnesota's native baseball son against a World Series contender, the soft-spoken 25-year-old from...
Ryan Doumit hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning and rookie Chris Herrmann drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the eighth as Minnesota took two of three from American League Central-leading Detroit. The Tigers had rallied from a 6-2 deficit to tie the score on Austin Jackson's three-run homer off Twins reliever Josh Roenicke in the sixth. Rookie left-hander Andrew...
COLUMBUS, OH - The Columbus Clippers won in walk-off fashion Saturday night against the Gwinnett Braves. After a back and forth game, Gwinnett and Columbus remained locked in a tie for three innings before Columbus won late in the 10th inning, 4-3.
“Tonight we were able to do it and we got the win,” Manager Chris Tremie commented about the game.
The Clippers bats warmed up in...
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.
Kenny Mathews (SP, Mahoning Valley): 4.1 IP, 6 H, 5 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 K. The first real hiccup for Mathews who is still very early in his pro career. He gave up more earned runs in this...
A successful road trip gave a boost to the Cleveland Indians' playoff hopes.
The Indians will try to end their recent woes at Progressive Field during a three-game series against the Minnesota Twins that begins Friday night.
Cleveland (69-58) moved within 2 12 games of Oakland in the race for the AL's final wild card berth by going 6-3 on its trek. The Indians completed the...
CLEVELAND -- One inning can sometimes change the outcome of a game.And when a team is playing meaningful games in late August, one inning gone awry can seem big.Which is what happened with the Indians Friday night, as they returned from a three-game sweep of the Angels in Anaheim to lose 5-1 to the Minnesota Twins.The key occurrences of this loss took place when the game was close...
The Cleveland Indians have shown the ability to bounce back from difficult losses all season. They did it again Saturday night.
Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis hit two-run homers, Zach McAllister won his third straight start and the Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins 7-2.
The win moved the Indians into third place in the crowded American League wild card race. It also came a...
Pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka asked for and was granted his release from the Cleveland Indians earlier this week. It didn’t take long for him to find a new employer.
The Japanese right-hander has agreed to a contract with the New York Mets, according to CBS Sports.com. According to the report, Matsuzaka will go straight to the big leagues for New York. The hurler hadn’t seen any...
Tweet The New York Mets, currently 18.5 games out of first place, have signed 32-year old Japanese pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka to a contract. Matsuzaka was recently released from his minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians, where he was 5-8 with a 3.92 ERA with their AAA-affiliate Columbus. Dice-K is scheduled to start for the […]