6/3 Game Recap: Twins 6 – Indians 3

Roster Move: The Indians have finally brought up Matt LaPorta from AAA Columbus. Johnny Damon was put on the “having a baby” list, which made room for LaPorta on the 25-man roster.

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.

Feathers Up

Michael Brantley continued his hit steak, which is now at 12 games.

Feathers Down

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

Michael Brantley makes a nice running catch in the 2nd inning.

 

Final Score: Cleveland Indians 3  – Minnesota Twins 6

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