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Indians 6, Twins 4
The Twins, the last team to beat Cliff Lee, gave him a no-decision. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Hoping to earn win No. 23 for Cliff Lee in his final home start, the Indians rallied from a two-run hole -- via homers from Jhonny Peralta and Travis Hafner and Shin-Soo Choo's two-run double -- to lead. But the Twins tied it in the seventh before Peralta's RBI double in the seventh.
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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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