Minnesota Drops Cleveland 5-3 - Match Report
Minnesota grabbed a 5-3 win over Cleveland on Sunday, as Pedro Hernandez was credited with a win at Progressive Field.
Minnesota won as a +141 underdog, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 9.5 were rewarded at the payout window.
Minnesota got 5 innings from Pedro Hernandez, who gave up 2 earned runs on 3 hits, while striking out 2. He earned the victory, while the Twins got 2 RBIs from Josh Willingham in the win.
Cleveland's starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco worked 4 2/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 3 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Michael Bourn in a losing cause.
The battle of the bats favored Minnesota as they had 12 hits, while Cleveland only had 8.
Glen Perkins pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 0 and allowed 2 hits in his outing.
Next game, Minnesota takes its act on the road to face Miami looking for another win. For Cleveland, they head on the road to face Baltimore.