Tribe Completes Sweep Of Minnesota; Indians 6, Twins 5
Mike B. | On 19, Sep 2011
The Cleveland Indians only needed one big inning to post six runs and steal a victory from the Minnesota Twins, winning the contest 6-5. The Indians earned all six runs in the top of the seventh inning.
The Indians found themselves down 3-0 after six innings, however, Justin Masterson had only allowed an earned run. Two errors by Jason Donald, another by Jason Kipnis and Lou Marson left the Tribe trailing.
The Indians took control in the top of the seventh inning when they sent eleven hitters to the plate. Shelley Duncan hit a solo home run to start the inning. After Lonnie Chisenhall reached via an error by Chris Parmelee and Donald and Ezequiel Carrera each recorded outs, the Tribe’s offense took off.
Jason Kipnis and Carlos Santana each walked with the bases loaded, tying the game. Jim Thome reached on an infield single via the infield shift, scoring another run and Duncan came to the plate again, doubling home two more runs, making the score 6-3.
Joe Smith worked a clean seventh inning. Tony Sipp recorded an out in the eighth before Vinnie Pestano ran into trouble and walked two runs home, making the score, 6-5. Pestano did finish the inning with the lead. Chris Perez eluded trouble in the ninth inning, allowing a hit, but earning his 34th save.
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