Cleveland vs Minnesota Final: 6-5 - Recap
Cleveland got 1 inning of work from Chris Perez en route to a 6-5 victory over Minnesota on Friday at Progressive Field.
Cleveland won as a -188 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played OVER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Cleveland got 4 2/3 innings from Justin Masterson, who gave up 3 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 4. Chris Perez earned the victory, while the Indians got 3 RBIs from Jim Thome in the win.
Minnesota's starting pitcher Carl Pavano worked 6 1/3 innings, giving up 10 hits and 5 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Chris Parmelee in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Cleveland as they had 11 hits, while Minnesota only had 9.