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Minnesota Falls 5-4 Against Cleveland - Game Recap

Cleveland got 1/3 innings of work from Joe Smith en route to a 5-4 victory over Minnesota on Monday at Target Field.

Cleveland was favored by -120 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 9.5.

Cleveland got 7 innings from Jeanmar Gomez, who gave up 0 earned runs on 3 hits, while striking out 2. Joe Smith earned the victory, while the Indians got 2 RBIs from Casey Kotchman in the win.

Minnesota's starting pitcher Carl Pavano worked 6 innings, giving up 6 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 1 hit from Denard Span in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Cleveland as they had 8 hits, while Minnesota only had 5.

Chris Perez pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.