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Twins Take Series

Posted By Mike Schlottman On Jun 4 2012 @ 10:40 pm In Minnesota Twins | No Comments

The Twins took their second series in a row after defeating the Cleveland Indians 6-3 today.  Scott Diamond [1]picked up his team leading 4th win with a 7 inning performance, giving up 0 ER on 7 hits and 93 pitches bringing his ERA down to 1.86 on the year.  Glen Perkins [2] pitched a scoreless 8th and Matt Capps [3] finished the 9th for his 12th save.

Trevor Plouffe [4] went 3-4 with an RBI and Josh Willingham [5] picked up 2 hits including an RBI double to left in the 7th.

The Twins were able to score in the early innings via “small ball” with bunt singles and aggressive base running.  A very encouraging thing to see being that they had a lot of success manufacturing runs back when they were a winning ball club a few years ago.

Brian Dozier [6] struggled today at shortstop committing 2 errors dropping his fielding % to .965.  Dozier could’ve been charged with another error on a play he mis-fielded but was ruled a hit instead.

Joe Mauer [7] went 1-3 with an RBI single in the 1st but suffered a mild strained thumb and had to leave the game in the 7th after he struck out.  He is listed as day-to-day.

Look for Nick Blackburn [8] to be making a comeback to the rotation soon as Gardy may insert him in for Pavano’s next start as he is dealing with a sore shoulder.

With the win, the Twins improve to 20-33, 10.5 games out of first and only 2.5 games behind the A’s for the worst record in the AL.

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[1] Scott Diamond : http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/diamosc01.shtml

[2] Glen Perkins: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/perkigl01.shtml

[3] Matt Capps: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/cappsma01.shtml

[4] Trevor Plouffe: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/p/plouftr01.shtml

[5] Josh Willingham: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/w/willijo03.shtml

[6] Brian Dozier: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/d/doziebr01.shtml

[7] Joe Mauer: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/m/mauerjo01.shtml

[8] Nick Blackburn: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/b/blackni01.shtml

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