Cleveland vs Minnesota Final: 6-5 - Recap
|Cleveland vs Minnesota Final: 6-5 - Recap|
Cleveland got 6 innings of work from Justin Masterson en route to a 6-5 victory over Minnesota on Sunday at Target Field.
The Indians were a -138 favorite in the win. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 8.5.
Justin Masterson earned the victory for the Indians, throwing 6 innings of work, striking out 3, walking 1, and allowing 7 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Shelley Duncan in the win.
Minnesota got a 6 2/3-inning outing from Carl Pavano in the loss. He gave up 1 earned run, 1 walk and 5 hits in his time on the mound, while Brian Dinkelman had 4 hits in the loss for the Twins.
Minnesota outhit their counterparts 10-8 in the game.
The game was closed out by Chris Perez who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.
Cleveland looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Seattle. Minnesota will aim to get back on the winning track at New York.