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Indians 6, Twins 4
Scott Baker and the Twins missed a chance to gain on the White Sox. (Tony Dejak/AP)
The Twins, the last team to hand Cliff Lee a loss, took a two-run lead in the fourth. After the Tribe countered to lead, Delmon Young's RBI single tied it briefly in the seventh before the Indians went ahead for good in their half -- keeping Minnesota 2 1/2 games behind Chicago.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (82-70)
Lost 4
Cleveland 6, Minnesota 4   CLE
Cleveland (75-77)
Won 3
September 17, 2008
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Minnesota
1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0   4 14 2
Cleveland
0 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 X   6 9 1
Standings thru 9/17/08  |  Recap: MIN | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Indians stats
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, RF 4 1 0 0 1 2 3 .295
Casilla, A, 2B 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 .290
Mauer, C 5 1 3 0 0 0 2 .324
Morneau, DH 5 0 3 2 0 0 3 .311
Young, D, LF 4 0 1 1 1 2 3 .288
Harris, B, 3B-1B 5 0 2 0 0 1 4 .263
Buscher, 1B 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .306
  Punto, SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .289
Tolbert, SS-3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 3 .286
  a-Kubel, PH 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 .275
Gomez, C, CF 3 1 1 1 0 2 0 .254
Totals 40 4 14 4 3 8 21  

a-Flied out for Tolbert in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Mauer (28, Lee, Cl).
HR: Gomez, C (7, 4th inning off Lee, Cl, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Harris, B 2; Tolbert; Young, D; Punto; Gomez, C 4; Morneau 3; Casilla, A 2; Mauer 4.
RBI: Morneau 2 (128), Gomez, C (55), Young, D (64).
2-out RBI: Morneau; Gomez, C.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Span; Harris, B 2; Tolbert; Morneau; Kubel.
GIDP: Mauer, Tolbert.
Team RISP: 2-for-12.
Team LOB: 13.

BASERUNNING
SB: Tolbert (7, 2nd base off Lee, Cl/Shoppach).

FIELDING
E: Crain (3, pickoff), Mauer (3, throw).

 
Cleveland AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Sizemore, G, CF 4 1 2 0 1 0 0 .272
Carroll, 3B 5 1 1 0 0 1 5 .272
Choo, LF 5 0 1 2 0 3 4 .300
Peralta, Jh, SS 2 2 2 2 2 0 0 .276
Martinez, V, 1B 4 0 1 1 0 1 4 .275
Hafner, DH 3 1 1 1 1 2 0 .215
Shoppach, C 3 0 0 0 1 2 2 .269
Gutierrez, F, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .249
Cabrera, A, 2B 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 .248
Totals 32 6 9 6 6 10 17  

BATTING
2B: Choo (27, Baker, S), Peralta, Jh (39, Guerrier), Martinez, V (15, Guerrier).
HR: Peralta, Jh (22, 4th inning off Baker, S, 0 on, 1 out), Hafner (5, 4th inning off Baker, S, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Cabrera, A; Peralta, Jh 6; Carroll; Hafner 4; Martinez, V 2; Choo 2; Sizemore, G 2.
RBI: Peralta, Jh 2 (84), Hafner (23), Choo 2 (53), Martinez, V (32).
2-out RBI: Hafner; Choo 2; Peralta, Jh; Martinez, V.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Martinez, V 2; Cabrera, A; Shoppach; Choo.
SAC: Cabrera, A.
Team RISP: 3-for-11.
Team LOB: 9.

FIELDING
E: Carroll (6, fielding).
Outfield assists: Choo (Harris, B at 2nd base).
DP: 2 (Cabrera, A-Peralta, Jh-Martinez, V, Cabrera, A-Martinez, V).

 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Baker, S 4.2 6 4 4 1 5 2 3.69
Crain 1.1 0 0 0 2 2 0 3.77
Mijares (L, 0-1) 0.2 1 1 1 0 1 0 2.25
Guerrier 0.1 2 1 1 1 1 0 4.90
Breslow 0.1 0 0 0 2 0 0 2.06
Korecky 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.27
Reyes, De 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.28
 
Cleveland IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Lee, Cl 6.1 10 4 3 3 5 1 2.41
Mujica (W, 3-2) 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 0 7.01
Perez, R (H, 23) 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 3.16
Lewis (S, 10) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3.96

WP: Mijares, Lee, Cl 2.
IBB: Hafner (by Guerrier), Sizemore, G (by Breslow).
HBP: Gomez, C (by Lee, Cl).
Pitches-strikes: Baker, S 103-64, Crain 28-15, Mijares 9-6, Guerrier 18-9, Breslow 12-3, Korecky 3-3, Reyes, De 5-3, Lee, Cl 113-71, Mujica 13-10, Perez, R 30-22, Lewis 24-18.
Groundouts-flyouts: Baker, S 1-5, Crain 1-1, Mijares 1-0, Guerrier 0-0, Breslow 1-0, Korecky 1-0, Reyes, De 0-0, Lee, Cl 10-2, Mujica 1-0, Perez, R 1-0, Lewis 1-1.
Batters faced: Baker, S 21, Crain 6, Mijares 3, Guerrier 4, Breslow 3, Korecky 1, Reyes, De 1, Lee, Cl 32, Mujica 3, Perez, R 5, Lewis 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Crain 1-0, Guerrier 1-1, Korecky 2-0, Reyes, De 2-0, Mujica 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Scott Barry. 1B: Greg Gibson. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 75 degrees, clear.
Wind: 1 mph, L to R.
T: 3:51.
Att: 22,904.
Venue: Progressive Field.
September 17, 2008
September 17, 2008

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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