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7 - 15 Final
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Hunter, Twins hit the road to face Indians

May 15, 2007 - 1:55 PM Minnesota (18-19) at Cleveland (21-14) 7:05 pm EDT

CLEVELAND (Ticker) -- The Minnesota Twins are hoping to build on the momentum of a blowout win as they visit the Cleveland Indians in the first contest of a three-game series on Tuesday.

After scoring just eight runs in four games, Minnesota avoided a sweep at the hand of the Detroit Tigers on Sunday with a 16-4 rout.

Torii Hunter hit two homers and drove in a career-high seven runs for the Twins. The Gold Glove outfielder is hitting .339 with four home runs and 13 RBI over his last 14 games.

Minnesota is without one of its big bats in the lineup in Joe Mauer. The reigning American League batting champion is on the disabled list with a strained left quadriceps, and the Twins have lost five of their last seven games without him.

Ramon Ortiz (3-3, 3.80 ERA) has struggled recently after beginning the season at 3-0, dropping three of his last four decisions. The righthander will look to get back on track against Cleveland, which he is 3-1 against with a 2.20 ERA in seven appearances.

The Indians counter with Paul Byrd (2-1, 2.84), who is coming off an outing where he did not figure in a 3-2 loss against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on Wednesday despite allowing two runs and nine hits in seven innings.

Byrd and the Indians return home from a 10-game road trip struggling a bit as well. Cleveland, who swept two games in Minnesota on April 23-24, went 4-6 on its road trip.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MINNESOTA 2 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 7 11 1
    CLEVELAND 6 3 0 0 0 6 0 0 x 15 17 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: MIN - RAMON ORTIZ, GLEN PERKINS (2ND), MATT GUERRIER (4TH), JESSE
    CRAIN (6TH), JUAN RINCON (6TH), DENNYS REYES (8TH) AND MIKE
    REDMOND
    CLE - PAUL BYRD, FERNANDO CAB

    May 15 9:55 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JASON KUBEL (1) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    8TH OFF FERNANDO CABRERA.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 7, CLEVELAND 15
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: M REDMOND (.300, 0-FOR-2, HBP)

    Twins vs. IndiansMay 15 9:34 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JUSTIN MORNEAU (11) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 8TH OFF FERNANDO CABRERA.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 6, CLEVELAND 15
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J TYNER (.276, 0 HR, 9 RBI)

    Twins vs. IndiansMay 15 9:34 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JASON BARTLETT SCORED GARRETT JONES.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J BARTLETT ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 5
    CLEVELAND 15 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: M CUDDYER (.282, 1-FOR-3, HR, 2 RBI)

    Twins vs. IndiansMay 15 9:17 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    GROUND OUT BY LUIS RODRIGUEZ SCORED MIKE REDMOND.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, G JONES ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 4
    CLEVELAND 15 TOP, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J BARTLETT (.252, 0-FOR-3)

    Twins vs. IndiansMay 15 9:17 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY GRADY SIZEMORE (6) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF JESSE CRAIN SCORED KELLY SHOPPACH.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3, CLEVELAND 15
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: C BLAKE (.254, 1-FOR-3, BB)

    Twins vs. IndiansMay 15 9:05 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY KELLY SHOPPACH SCORED JOSH BARFIELD.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, K SHOPPACH ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3
    CLEVELAND 13 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.254, 3-FOR-4)

    Twins vs. IndiansMay 15 9:03 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY JOSH BARFIELD SCORED VICTOR MARTINEZ AND JASON
    MICHAELS.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J BARFIELD ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3
    CLEVELAND 12 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: K SHOPPACH (.263, 1-FOR-3, 2 RBI)

    Twins vs. IndiansMay 15 9:02 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY DAVID DELLUCCI SCORED TRAVIS HAFNER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, V MARTINEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3
    CLEVELAND 10 BOTTOM, 6TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J MICHAELS (.275, 2-FOR-3, RBI)

    Twins vs. IndiansMay 15 8:59 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JUSTIN MORNEAU (10) TO CENTER WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 6TH OFF PAUL BYRD.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3, CLEVELAND 9
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: T HUNTER (.319, 0-FOR-2)

    Twins vs. IndiansMay 15 8:48 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JOSH BARFIELD SCORED JHONNY PERALTA.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, J BARFIELD ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2
    CLEVELAND 9 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: K SHOPPACH (.278, 1-FOR-1, 2 RBI)

    Twins vs. IndiansMay 15 7:58 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JASON MICHAELS SCORED VICTOR MARTINEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J MICHAELS ON FIRST, J PERALTA ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2
    CLEVELAND 8 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J BARFIELD (.218, 1-FOR-1)

    Twins vs. IndiansMay 15 7:57 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JHONNY PERALTA SCORED TRAVIS HAFNER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, J PERALTA ON FIRST, V MARTINEZ ON SECOND, 0 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2
    CLEVELAND 7 BOTTOM, 2ND
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: D DELLUCCI (.258, 0-FOR-1)

    Twins vs. IndiansMay 15 7:53 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY KELLY SHOPPACH SCORED JASON MICHAELS AND JOSH
    BARFIELD.
    SITUATION: 6 RUNS IN, K SHOPPACH ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2
    CLEVELAND 6 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.244, 1-FOR-1)

    Twins vs. IndiansMay 15 7:31 PM


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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    THREE-RUN HOME RUN BY JHONNY PERALTA (8) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 1ST OFF RAMON ORTIZ SCORED CASEY BLAKE AND TRAVIS HAFNER.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2, CLEVELAND 4
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: D DELLUCCI (.261, 1 HR, 4 RBI)

    Twins vs. IndiansMay 15 7:26 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY VICTOR MARTINEZ SCORED GRADY SIZEMORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, T HAFNER ON FIRST, C BLAKE ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2
    CLEVELAND 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J PERALTA (.246, 7 HR, 24 RBI)

    Twins vs. IndiansMay 15 7:25 PM


  • AL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MINNESOTA 2 2 2 0
    CLEVELAND 0 0 0 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: MIN - RAMON ORTIZ
    CLE - PAUL BYRD

    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.239, 5 HR, 15 RBI)
    C BLAKE (.252, 3 HR, 15 RBI)
    T HAFNER (.279, 7 HR, 25 RBI)

    Twins vs. IndiansMay 15 7:16 PM