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Game Story

Josh Willingham's time in Minnesota could be waning, with the trade deadline approaching and the veteran outfielder in the final year of his contract. Willingham's tiebreaking home run in the eighth inning sent the Twins to a 4-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night. ''I pay...
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Cle 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 8 0
Min 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 X 4 9 2

Scoring Summary

Bottom 2nd: Minnesota
Kurt Suzuki doubled to right center, Kendrys Morales and Josh Willingham scored
CLE 0 - MIN 2
Top 3rd: Cleveland
Chris Dickerson singled to shallow right, Mike Avilés scored
CLE 1 - MIN 2
Bottom 3rd: Minnesota
Trevor Plouffe doubled to left center, Danny Santana scored, Trevor Plouffe out at third
CLE 1 - MIN 3
Top 5th: Cleveland
Yan Gomes doubled to left, Chris Dickerson scored
CLE 2 - MIN 3
Top 8th: Cleveland
Roberto Pérez singled to center, Michael Brantley scored
CLE 3 - MIN 3
Bottom 8th: Minnesota
Josh Willingham homered to deep left
CLE 3 - MIN 4

Pitching Details

Batting

Cleveland

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Jason Kipnis2B 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 .258
Asdrubal CabreraSS 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .247
Chris DickersonPH-CF-LF 3 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 .407
Yan GomesDH 3 0 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 .273
Carlos Santana1B 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 .205
Ryan RaburnLF 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .201
Michael BrantleyPH-CF 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .328
Nick SwisherRF 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .207
Roberto PérezC 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 .364
Lonnie Chisenhall3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 .329
Mike AvilésCF-SS 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .264
Totals 35 3 8 3 0 3 8 2 12
Batting
2B - Y Gomes (15, K Johnson); M Brantley (25, C Fien)
RBI - C Dickerson (4), Y Gomes (38), R Perez (3)
2-out RBI - C Dickerson, Y Gomes, R Perez
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - Y Gomes 1, C Santana 1, R Raburn 1
GIDP - R Perez
Team LOB - 8
Running
SB - J Kipnis (14, 3rd base off C Thielbar/K Suzuki), M Aviles (9, 2nd base off K Johnson/K Suzuki)
Fielding
Outfield assists - C Dickerson

Minnesota

HITTERS
Hitter AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB AVG
Danny SantanaCF 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313
Brian Dozier2B 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .234
Trevor Plouffe3B 3 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 .247
Kendrys Morales1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 .240
Josh WillinghamLF 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .217
Sam FuldLF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269
Kurt SuzukiC 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .311
Chris ColabelloDH 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 .239
Chris ParmeleeRF 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 .267
Eduardo EscobarSS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 .272
Totals 31 4 9 4 1 3 5 0 12
Batting
2B - D Santana (11, T House); T Plouffe (29, T House); K Suzuki (19, T House)
HR - J Willingham (9, 8th inning off B Shaw 0 on, 1 Out)
RBI - T Plouffe (45), J Willingham (28), K Suzuki 2 (40)
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - E Escobar 3
Team LOB - 6
Fielding
E - T Plouffe (8, throw); C Thielbar (1, throw)
DP - 1 (E Escobar-K Morales)

Pitching

Cleveland

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
TJ House 5.0 6 3 3 3 2 0 1.56 4.50
C.C. Lee 0.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.50 4.26
Nick Hagadone 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.40 3.60
John Axford 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.45 3.26
Bryan Shaw(L, 4-2) 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1.16 2.76

Minnesota

PITCHERS
Pitcher IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP ERA
Kris Johnson 5.0 5 2 2 3 4 0 1.95 4.73
Caleb Thielbar(HLD, 5) 1.2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1.03 2.81
Jared Burton(HLD, 10) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.29 4.54
Casey Fien(W, 5-4)(BS, 2) 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0.94 2.34
Glen Perkins(SV, 23) 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1.04 2.83
Pitching
Pitches-strikes - T House 89-56; C Lee 8-7; N Hagadone 10-7; J Axford 11-8; B Shaw 17-10; K Johnson 91-57; C Thielbar 26-16; J Burton 4-3; C Fien 24-17; G Perkins 13-9
Ground balls-fly balls - T House 7-4; C Lee 1-2; N Hagadone 0-1; J Axford 1-1; B Shaw 1-1; K Johnson 7-5; C Thielbar 2-0; J Burton 0-0; C Fien 3-0; G Perkins 1-1
Batters faced - T House 22; C Lee 3; N Hagadone 2; J Axford 3; B Shaw 4; K Johnson 23; C Thielbar 6; J Burton 1; C Fien 5; G Perkins 3
Game Details
Game Time: 3:01.
Umpires: HP--Jim Wolf. 1B--D.J. Reyburn. 2B--Will Little. 3B--Brian O'Nora.
Weather: 89 degrees, Cloudy.
Wind: 13 mph, Right to Left.
Attendance: 25,109.