Player of the Game
Jason Kipnis won the ‘Player of the Game’ in game one with 2 hits, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. Kipnis walked to start off the 6 run 6th inning. Shelley Duncan also had a great game with 3 RBI on a double and a sac fly.
Shelley Duncan won the second ‘Player of the Game’ of the day with a score of 5.14 derived from his 3 RBI knocked in with a double and a single. He also scored a run Duncan’s score of 9.37 was the highest total score for the day.
The Indians swept the double header and will look to sweep the series with a win in tomorrow’s game. Their current 4 game winning streak is the Tribe’s best since May. In Game one Zach Putnam earned his first Major League win and in game two, Nick Hagadone matched him with his first Major League win.
The Tribe benefited from the big inning in both games as they scored 11 combined runs in the two 6 innings. Shelley Duncan was integral in much of the Indians scoring, knocking in 3 of those 11 runs in the 6th and 6 total runs over both games.
Trevor Crowe hurt his shoulder on an attempted diving catch in the first inning of the first game and has been declared out for the season. Kosuke Fukudome was supposed to get the first game completely off, but was forced into action due to the injury. He did play well on short notice though with an RBI single that he ended up scoring on.
If Crowe’s injury in game one wasn’t enough, Asdrubal Cabrera was forced to leave the game early in game 2 after taking a pitch off his elbow. There has been no further news at this point as to how severe the injury is.
Game 1: Cleveland Indians 8 – Minnesota Twins 2
Game 2: Cleveland Indians 7 – Minnesota Twins 6