Final
  for this game

Twins, Indians open critial three-game series

Aug 27, 2007 - 1:26 PM Minnesota (67-63) at Cleveland (72-57) 7:05 pm EDT

CLEVELAND (Ticker) - The Minnesota Twins are looking to make up some ground in the American League Central when they visit the Cleveland Indians in Monday's series opener.

Carlos Silva (10-12, 4.10 ERA) gets the call for the Twins, who are 5 1/2 games behind Cleveland in the AL Central standings. In his last outing, Silva dazzled through eight innings to defeat Seattle, 8-4, on Wednesday.

The 28-year-old righthander has been outstanding in the month of August, limiting opponents to five runs in four outings. But he only managed to register one win over that stretch.

Cleveland counters with Paul Byrd (12-5, 4.61), who is winless in his last two starts here. On August 11, the righthander was tagged for seven runs on seven hits in just two innings in a loss to the New York Yankees.

Despite his recent struggles at Jacobs Field, Byrd has dominated the Twins, posting an impressive 9-3 record with a 3.59 ERA in 15 career outings in the series.

On Sunday, Jason Bartlett tripled twice and Torii Hunter added two key hits and a great catch to lead the Twins to a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles.








  • AL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    MINNESOTA 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 3 8 1
    CLEVELAND 1 0 2 4 0 0 1 0 x 8 10 0 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: MIN - CARLOS SILVA, JULIO DEPAULA (4TH), MATT GUERRIER (7TH), PAT
    NESHEK (8TH) AND MIKE REDMOND
    CLE - PAUL BYRD, RAFAEL PEREZ (7TH), AARON FULTZ (8TH),
    JENSEN LEWI

    Aug 27 9:41 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY KENNY LOFTON SCORED JHONNY PERALTA.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, C BLAKE ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3
    CLEVELAND 8 BOTTOM, 7TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: F GUTIERREZ (.266, 0-FOR-2, SAC)

    Twins vs. IndiansAug 27 9:18 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY JASON BARTLETT (5) TO LEFT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 6TH OFF PAUL BYRD.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 3, CLEVELAND 7
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: T HUNTER (.301, 0-FOR-2)

    Twins vs. IndiansAug 27 8:45 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    WILD PITCH BY PAUL BYRD ALLOWED JASON KUBEL TO SCORE.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, M REDMOND ON FIRST, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 2
    CLEVELAND 7 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J TYNER (.292, 1-FOR-1)

    Twins vs. IndiansAug 27 8:30 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY MIKE REDMOND SCORED JUSTIN MORNEAU.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, M REDMOND ON FIRST, J KUBEL ON THIRD, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 1
    CLEVELAND 7 TOP, 5TH
    DUE UP FOR MINNESOTA: J TYNER (.292, 1-FOR-1)

    Twins vs. IndiansAug 27 8:27 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SINGLE BY TRAVIS HAFNER SCORED KELLY SHOPPACH AND GRADY
    SIZEMORE.
    SITUATION: 4 RUNS IN, T HAFNER ON FIRST, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0
    CLEVELAND 7 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: V MARTINEZ (.305, 2-FOR-2, HR, 2 RBI)

    Twins vs. IndiansAug 27 8:13 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY KELLY SHOPPACH SCORED CASEY BLAKE AND KENNY
    LOFTON.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, K SHOPPACH ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0
    CLEVELAND 5 BOTTOM, 4TH
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: G SIZEMORE (.278, 0-FOR-1, BB)

    Twins vs. IndiansAug 27 8:06 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY VICTOR MARTINEZ (20) TO RIGHT CENTER
    WITH 2 OUT IN THE 3RD OFF CARLOS SILVA SCORED TRAVIS HAFNER.
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0, CLEVELAND 3
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: J PERALTA (.277, 0-FOR-0, SF, RBI)

    Twins vs. IndiansAug 27 7:50 PM


  • AL
    AT CLEVELAND - SCORING UPDATE
    SACRIFICE FLY BY JHONNY PERALTA SCORED GRADY SIZEMORE.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, V MARTINEZ ON FIRST, A CABRERA ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: MINNESOTA 0
    CLEVELAND 1 BOTTOM, 1ST
    DUE UP FOR CLEVELAND: C BLAKE (.264, 15 HR, 61 RBI)

    Twins vs. IndiansAug 27 7:23 PM
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    Twins vs. IndiansJul 14 2:43 AM