Final
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Twins face Indians in finale of four-game series

Aug 6, 2007 - 1:16 PM Cleveland (62-49) at Minnesota (57-53) 8:10 pm EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (Ticker) -- The Minnesota Twins hope to draw closer in the American League Central Division on Monday when they face the Cleveland Indians in the finale of a four-game series.

Minnesota has won two of the first three contests in this series to pull within 4 1/2 games of first-place Cleveland. Less than two weeks ago, the Twins were 9 1/2 games.

The Twins have won six of their last eight games.

Carlos Silva (9-11, 4.61 ERA) takes the mound for the Twins. The righthander has won three of his last four starts, working into the sixth inning in each contest.

Silva was not involved in the decision against the Indians on April 23 after allowing three runs and seven hits in five innings. He is 4-4 with a 5.11 ERA lifetime against them.

While the Twins are surging, the Indians have dropped 10 of their last 15 games.

The Indians counter with Paul Byrd (9-4, 4.43), who is 2-0 in his last four starts. The righthander is riding the unbeaten streak despite allowing four runs in three of those contests.

Byrd has had little trouble handling the Twins in his 14 lifetime starts, going 8-3 with a 3.94 ERA against them.








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

    BATTERIES: CLE - PAUL BYRD AND KELLY SHOPPACH
    MIN - CARLOS SILVA, DENNYS REYES (8TH), PAT NESHEK
    (8TH), JUAN RINCON (9TH) AND JOE MAUER

    HOME RUNS: CLE - TRAVIS HAFNER (18) OF

    Aug 6 10:34 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY JHONNY PERALTA SCORED VICTOR MARTINEZ.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, J PERALTA ON FIRST, C BLAKE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 4
    MINNESOTA 0 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: F GUTIERREZ (.298, 1-FOR-3)

    Indians vs. TwinsAug 6 10:06 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    FIELDER'S CHOICE BY CASEY BLAKE SCORED KENNY LOFTON.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C BLAKE ON FIRST, V MARTINEZ ON THIRD, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 3
    MINNESOTA 0 TOP, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J PERALTA (.278, 2-FOR-3)

    Indians vs. TwinsAug 6 10:03 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY TRAVIS HAFNER (18) TO RIGHT WITH 0 OUT IN
    THE 7TH OFF CARLOS SILVA.
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 2, MINNESOTA 0
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: C BLAKE (.268, 1-FOR-2, RBI)

    Indians vs. TwinsAug 6 9:31 PM


  • AL
    AT MINNESOTA - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY CASEY BLAKE SCORED VICTOR MARTINEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C BLAKE ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: CLEVELAND 1
    MINNESOTA 0 TOP, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J PERALTA (.277, 1-FOR-1)

    Indians vs. TwinsAug 6 8:59 PM
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    Indians vs. TwinsJul 14 2:42 AM