Player of the Game
Lou Marson won today’s Player of the game, his second of the year. His RBI double in the 7th inning was the major contributor to his score of 1.73.
Michael Brantley continued his hit steak, which is now at 12 games.
The Indians defense allowed 3 bunt singles today. The Minnesota offense was aggressive with the small ball today, bunting pretty much every opportunity they could get. Even with the corner infielders playing in, in anticipation for the bunt, the Indians could not defend the speedy Minnesota line up.
Justin Masterson kept the game close, giving up 3 runs in 6 innings pitched. When he left the game, the Indians were trailing by just 1 run. Nick Hagadone pitched 2 outs in the 7th inning and allowed 2 runs to score. Another run was scored by the Twins in the 8th inning, which was unearned after Michael Brantley has a throwing error.
The Indians have now lost 3 series in a row. They are comfortably sitting in the second place position in the division, 2.5 games back of Chicago and 3.5 games ahead of Detroit. After an off day tomorrow, the Indians head to Detroit for a 3 game series against the Tigers.
Play of the Game
Final Score: Cleveland Indians 3 – Minnesota Twins 6