Recap - Cleveland Defeats Minnesota 3-1

Recap - Cleveland Defeats Minnesota 3-1

Cleveland got 1 inning of work from Joe Smith en route to a 3-1 victory over Minnesota on Sunday at Progressive Field.

Cleveland won as a -162 favorite, while Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 8.5 were rewarded at the payout window.

Joe Smith earned the victory for the Indians, throwing 1 inning of work, striking out 1, walking 0, and allowing 1 hit and 0 earned runs. That effort was supported by 1 RBI from Nick Swisher in the win.

Minnesota's starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey worked 5 innings, giving up 2 hits and 1 earned run while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Doug Bernier in a losing cause.

Minnesota outhit their counterparts 9-7 in the game.

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

Next game, Cleveland takes its act on the road to face Atlanta looking for another win. For Minnesota, they head home to face Kansas City.