Carl Pavano vs Justin Masterson Tilt Ends in Cleveland 3-2 Win
Minnesota dropped a 3-2 decision at Progressive Field on Friday as Cleveland legged out a win behind winning pitcher Rafael Perez.
Bettors who backed the Indians were rewarded as -141 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go UNDER the closing total of 8.5.
Cleveland got 7 2/3 innings from Justin Masterson, who gave up 2 earned runs on 5 hits, while striking out 4. Rafael Perez earned the victory, while the Indians got 1 RBI from Carlos Santana in the win.
Minnesota got a 7 1/3-inning outing from Carl Pavano in the loss. He gave up 1 earned run, 0 walks and 10 hits in his time on the mound, while Danny Valencia had 2 hits in the loss for the Twins.
Cleveland outhit their counterparts 12-5 in the game.
The game was closed out by Chris Perez who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 0 hits, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.