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Twins turn to Santana to end skid

Jul 28, 2007 - 1:29 PM Minnesota (51-51) at Cleveland (60-43) 7:05 pm EDT

CLEVELAND (Ticker) - The Minnesota Twins hope Johan Santana is the key to ending their current funk.

Mired in a five-game losing streak, the Twins visit the Cleveland Indians on Saturday in the second game of a three-game set.

The defending American League Cy Young Award winner, Santana (11-8, 2.94 ERA) has traditionally been the stopper for the Twins but he's coming off his worst start of the year.

The lefthander was uncharacteristically pounded for six runs, including four home runs, in Monday's 6-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays. Santana has lost both starts against Cleveland this year and has a 3.86 ERA in those games, a span of 14 innings.

Jake Westbrook (1-6, 6.20) gets the start for the Indians, whose 36-18 home record is tops in the AL. In six starts since returning for the disabled list (abdominal muscle strain) on June 24, the righthander is 0-4 with a 4.97 ERA.

Jhonny Peralta hit two home runs and had five RBI to lead the Indians to a 10-4 victory in Friday's series opener.

The win kept the Indians undefeated against the Twins this season. Cleveland has won all six meetings between the teams by a combined score of 46-17.








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    MINNESOTA 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 5 1
    CLEVELAND 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: MIN - JOHAN SANTANA, PAT NESHEK (8TH), JOE NATHAN (9TH) AND JOE
    MAUER
    CLE - JAKE WESTBROOK, RAFAEL PEREZ (8TH), JOE BOROWSKI
    (9TH) AND VICTOR MARTINEZ

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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY BRIAN BUSCHER SCORED TORII HUNTER.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, B BUSCHER ON FIRST, L FORD ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3
    CLEVELAND 2 TOP, 9TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J TYNER (.281, 2-FOR-3, HR, RBI)

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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY TRAVIS HAFNER (17) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT
    IN THE 7TH OFF JOHAN SANTANA SCORED VICTOR MARTINEZ.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2, CLEVELAND 2
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: R GARKO (.315, 0-FOR-2)

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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JUSTIN MORNEAU SCORED LUIS CASTILLO.
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    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2
    CLEVELAND 0 TOP, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: T HUNTER (.293, 0-FOR-1)

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    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JASON TYNER (1) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN THE
    3RD OFF JAKE WESTBROOK.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 1, CLEVELAND 0
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: L CASTILLO (.305, 0-FOR-1)

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