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Two-out hits drive Twins past Indians

The Indians and Twins were in a tight contest early, but after Minnesota starter Brian Duensing limited the Tribe to two runs during a bases-loaded jam in the sixth, the Minnesota offense broke the game open.


MLB GAME PULSE: Charting the game's top moments with highlights and tweets
Brantley, CF5000015.237
Cabrera, A, SS3010000.263
a-Valbuena, PH-2B2010000.182
Choo, RF4110113.295
Duncan, LF3210103.233
Nix, J, DH4000034.227
LaPorta, 1B3000101.221
Marte, An, 3B3022100.229
Sutton, 2B-SS4011012.368
Marson, C3010123.200
a-Flied out for Cabrera, A in the 7th.
Span, CF5122012.266
Hudson, O, 2B4111010.273
a-Casilla, A, PH-2B1000001.265
Cuddyer, 1B4322110.274
Thome, DH2000201.276
1-Plouffe, PR-DH1000000.121
Young, D, LF4022110.297
Valencia, D, 3B4111005.335
Hardy, SS4330000.274
Tolbert, SS0000000.235
Morales, J, C3010121.211
Repko, RF4011003.214
a-Flied out for Hudson, O in the 7th.
1-Ran for Thome in the 6th.
2B: Duncan (9, Duensing).
3B: Marte, An (2, Duensing).
TB: Marte, An 4; Marson; Duncan 2; Valbuena; Sutton; Choo; Cabrera, A.
RBI: Marte, An 2 (19), Sutton (5).
2-out RBI: Marte, An.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sutton; Duncan; Brantley 2.
GIDP: Brantley.
Team RISP: 2-for-8.
Team LOB: 9.

DP: (Sutton-Valbuena-LaPorta).

2B: Young, D (41, Gomez, J).
3B: Span (10, Gomez, J).
HR: Valencia, D (5, 4th inning off Gomez, J, 0 on, 2 out), Cuddyer (14, 6th inning off Gomez, J, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Morales, J; Cuddyer 5; Hardy 3; Repko; Valencia, D 4; Span 4; Young, D 3; Hudson, O.
RBI: Young, D 2 (104), Valencia, D (34), Repko (9), Span 2 (56), Hudson, O (35), Cuddyer 2 (77).
2-out RBI: Young, D 2; Valencia, D; Repko; Span 2; Hudson, O; Cuddyer 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Valencia, D 3; Span.
GIDP: Repko.
Team RISP: 7-for-12.
Team LOB: 8.

SB: Cuddyer (7, 2nd base off Gomez, J/Marson), Hudson, O (8, 2nd base off Gomez, J/Marson).

DP: (Casilla, A-Tolbert-Cuddyer).

Gomez, J(L, 3-5)5.210883524.96
Herrmann, F1.03110003.98
Smith, J1.00000104.21
Duensing(W, 10-2)6.06334602.19
Game Scores: Gomez, J , Duensing .
Pitches-strikes: Gomez, J 102-63, Sipp 14-6, Herrmann, F 15-10, Smith, J 9-9, Duensing 92-56, Crain 19-11, Guerrier 8-8, Perkins 16-8.
Groundouts-flyouts: Gomez, J 7-4, Sipp 0-1, Herrmann, F 1-1, Smith, J 2-0, Duensing 6-4, Crain 0-2, Guerrier 1-1, Perkins 2-0.
Batters faced: Gomez, J 30, Sipp 3, Herrmann, F 5, Smith, J 3, Duensing 28, Crain 4, Guerrier 3, Perkins 4.
Umpires: HP: Brian Knight. 1B: Gerry Davis. 2B: Sam Holbrook. 3B: Greg Gibson.
Weather: 73 degrees, clear.
Wind: 17 mph, R to L.
T: 2:42.
Att: 39,228.
Venue: Target Field.
September 20, 2010
Compiled by MLB Advanced Media