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Kluber. Tribe. Twins. First pitch in 30 minutes! Tune in: @SportsTimeOhio, @wtam1100, @wmms and the IRN.
As many of you so astutely pointed out, Murphy and Santana are not both playing first today! Here's today's lineup:
Gomes and Klubes lead the way today in the series finale against Minnesota! First pitch 2:10 ET
What to watch for today: + 3K from club record for #whiff (1,379 last year) + Happy Kluber Day + Gomes 6HR/18RBI vMIN in '14 -3.5GB in ALWC
Here is today's lineup @Twins/2:10P ET Bourn CF Ramirez SS Brantley LF Santana 1B Murphy 1B Gomes C Kipnis DH Chisenhall 3B Aviles 4 Kluber
Cy Young candidate @CKluber gets the start today in the series finale v. the Twins. PREVIEW:
Most team strikeouts, single-season 2013 1,379 2014 1,376 2000 1,213
RECAP: @Yan_AGomes’ 3-run homer lifts @THouse25 and the #Indians to victory in Minneapolis.
Indians have fanned at least 12 batters in 5 straight games, according to @EliasSports it's new club record (prev 4, last done 9/21-25/2013)
Bullpen with 9 strikeouts in 4.0 scoreless innings tonight. Now 4-5 on current trip.
Marc Rzepczynski with his first career Major League save to close out 7-3 win
Hagadone replaces McAllister and allows a solo HR to Brian Dozier to start the bottom of the 8th. #Indians ahead, 7-3.
Call is overturned, end of inning. Very strong 2.0 innings of work from McAllister, double play to end the 7th (K-CS). 1:13 replay
2outs in the 7th inning (McAllister now has 5 relief K), #Indians are challenging a potential CS/SB of Schafer at second that could end IP
McAllister is out for the 7th inning with the #Indians still leading, 7-2.
106 walks now for Santana, tied for 9th most in a single-season by an Indians batter (Les Fleming, 1942)
Summary of McAllister's outing: Plouffe=K Suzuki=K Arcia=K #Indians with a 7-2 lead in the top of the 7th inning
House allows a pair of singles to start the bottom of the 6th and is relieved by McAllister (working on consecutive days for the first time)
.@THouse25 strikes out the side in the side in the #MNTwins 5th inning, now has 5 for the game. 7-2, top of the 6th inning here in Minnesota
WATCH: @Yan_AGomes opens this game up in a big way with his towering 3-run blast: #Indians
Gomes joins Santana, Martinez, Alomar & Romano as only Indians catchers (at least 60% games at C) with 20+ HR, 60+ R, 70+ RBI in a season.
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.@Yan_AGomes has equaled his single-game career-high with 4RBI (also May 20, 2013 vs. SEA). He is 3-for-3 w/2RS, HR, 4RBI tonight.
More Gomes 2-out magic, a 3-run shot in the 5th off May (final pitch of the night), giving Cleveland a 7-2 lead.
#MNTwins cut lead to 4-2 in the 3rd on a ground out by Kennys Vargas, scoring Dozier (who doubled) from 3rd base.
.@Yan_AGomes with a 2-out RBI single to center, scoring Michael Brantley (who 2Bd to open the inning). #Indians now lead 4-1.
Twins are on the board in the 2nd after loading the bases w/no outs, getting an RBI fielder's chocie from Schafer to cut #Indians lead (3-1)
WATCH: @Themikeaviles drives in 2 with his triple deep into the RF corner: #Indians
#Indians are on the board here in the second inning on @Themikeaviles 2-run triple, scoring Gomes and Murphy. 2-0, top 2nd.
Underway here in Target Field, #Indians go scoreless in the first inning around a Brantley walk. 61-minute rain delay.
Hey #IndiansTwitter, while we wait, congratulate @joelhammond who took a break from Tweeting tonight to get married!
Tonight's game at Minnesota will start at 8:10PM ET. @THouse25 is heading out to the bullpen soon.
Game 2 from Minnesota starts now! Tune in: @SportsTimeOhio, @wtam1100, @wmms and the IRN!
Tonight's game in Minneapolis (@Twins) will not start on time, udpates as we get them. Some pretty severe weather in the area.
2/2 20HR/20SB/40 2B/.320avg Chuck Klein 1932 Ellis Burks 1996 Larry Walker 1997 David Wright 2007 Hanley Ramirez 2009 Jacoby Ellsbury 2011
MLB History(done 9 times) 20HR/20SB/40 2B/.320avg Michael Brantley 2014 *Roberto Alomar 1999 Babe Herman 1929 *Only other Indian 1/2
.@THouse25's last 3 outings: 1.13ERA. Pretty, pretty, pretty good. He goes tonight; PREVIEW:
Tonight's Tribe lineup, including the club's 9th member of the 20 HR/20 SB club, Dr. Smooth! #TribeTown
Todays lineup @Twins at 7:10PM ET: Bourn CF Ramirez SS Brantley LF Santana 1B Chisenhall 3B Gomes DH Murphy RF Perez C Aviles 2B House P
Trevor Plouffe RBI single to CF off Tomlin w/1-out wins it, 5-4 for the Twins. Two teams play Saturday at 7:10PM ET w/TJ House on the hill
#MNTwins have the bases loaded off Crockett (Crockett fanned Vargas for out#1). Strike-thrower Josh Tomlin in to face Plouffe, 4-4 B10..
Giambi grounds sharply into the shift to end the 10th inning. 4-4 in the bottom half, @CrockPott3 on to pitch.
4-4 in the 10th inning, #Indians are 12-7 in extras (5-2 on the road) after last night's 13 inning win at Houston; Brantley reaches on E5
#MNTwins have tied it@ 4 in 9th on a Suzuki 2B/Arcia 1B & Hicks FC to SS Ramirez, who recorded 2nd out 2nd base on potential game-ending GDP
Cody Allen in for the 9th, 4-3 #Indians, Looking for second straight one-run save conversion.
Hagadone fans Vargas on a check swing in the dirt. 4-3 #Indians, top of the 9th inning.
Hagadone (for Shaw) on to face Vargas with 2 outs in the 8th, Twins on 1st/2nd, clinging to a 4-3 lead.
#Indians go 1-2-3 on some strong defensive plays from the Twins. Shaw in for the bottom of the 8th, Tribe leading 4-3.
Arcia singles off Zep, scoring Mauer from 2nd base. Now 4-3, Cleveland, B7th. Tito out, McAllister in (4th pitcher of the inning)
Atchison with a pair of strikeouts, Rzepczynski on with 2 outs with a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the 7th to face Arcia