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The Minnesota Twins' winning streak is over. Facing the reeling Cleveland Indians could help them start another one.
Minnesota goes for a sixth consecutive victory in this AL Central matchup Monday night when the host Indians try to end a nine-game losing streak.
Looking for its first four-game road sweep since June 2-5, 2011, against Kansas City, Minnesota (47-61) lost 6-4 to Boston on Sunday.
The Twins have won seven of 10 after dropping 13 of 18.
"We're not going to quit. I can guarantee you that," manager Ron Gardenhire said.
Minnesota continues its seven-game trip with its second series versus the Indians (50-58) in a little more than a week. After being swept by the Chicago White Sox, the Twins outscored the Indians 28-6 in a three-game home sweep July 27-29.
Monday's starter Scott Diamond (9-5, 2.93 ERA), the team leader in wins and innings pitched with 107 1-3, opened that series for Minnesota by throwing a three-hitter in an 11-0 victory. It was ...
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Bot 1st: Cleveland
- C. Santana grounded into double play third to first, J. Kipnis scored, A. Cabrera out at third, S. Choo to second
Top 2nd: Minnesota
- J. Willingham homered to deep left
- J. Morneau homered to deep right
- D. Span safe at first on second baseman J. Kipnis’ throwing error, R. Doumit scored, J. Carroll to second...
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....
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...
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The Monday Takeaway
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