Player of the Game
Justin Masterson proved to be the Ace today as he was the main factor in today’s WIN. Masterson pitched 7 full innings of baseball in which he gave up just 2 runs on 3 hits. He also struck out 7 batters. Masterson ended the day with a score of 5.31. Close behind him with a perfect offensive game was Shin-Soo Choo with a score of 4.91.
The Indians avoid losing 12 straight with their win over the Twins today. Now, if they win the next 11 games, we can forget that ever happened.
Shin-Soo Choo dominated at the plate today with a 4-4 performance. Choo hit 3 singles and a double, drove in 2 runs and scored a run himself. He must have really wanted to win.
Choo was not the only production offensively. The Indians provided 6 runs on 11 hits. Every starter in the line up reached base today except for Lou Marson, who contributed with a sacrifice bunt.
Jason Kipnis and Brent Lillibridge combined for 3 stolen bases. Two swipes by Kipnis brings his season total to 23, which ranks 4th in the American League.
There were no errors today, at least none committed by the Tribe. Errors had become a huge contributing factor to the Indians recent losing streak.
Where is Pronk? Travis Hafner has played in just one game since the birth of his baby boy, and he hit an extra inning home run in that game. Hafner has been listed day-to-day with back stiffness and is expected to return to the line up tomorrow.
Play of the Game
Final Score: Cleveland Indians 6 – Minnesota Twins 2