The Cleveland Indians are officially tied with the Minnesota Twins for the worst record in the American League. Another loss against their Central Division foe will give them that dishonor. What a turn of events for a team that was expected to make a playoff run in as late as July.
Even in facing a winless Liam Hendriks (0-7, 6.14 ERA) confidence is not high. The guy us due for his first career victory, right? What easier opponent that the Cleveland Indians to accomplish the feat?
While the Indians started the month off strong they have sunk back into their usual routine of losing having given up 25 of their last 32 games. Even the most die-hard fans are anticipating the end of the season so evaluation can take place; improvements made, and can be given the estimate of the next "window of opportunity" for the Indians to be competitive again by the front office.
The Cleveland Indians will take on the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field located in Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 at 7:05 p.m. EDT.
Zach McAllister (5-7, 4.15 ERA) will take the mound for the Indians facing off against the Twins' Liam Hendriks (0-7, 6.14 ERA).
Cleveland enters the game with a 61-87 record and in fourth place in the American League Central. They are 33-40 when playing at home and have won two of their last 10 games.
Minnesota comes into the matchup with a 61-87 record and in fourth place in the American League Central. They are 32-41 when playing on the road and have won five of their last 10 games.
The season series is currently stands at 11-5 in favor of the Twins.
Where to watch or listen:
In Cleveland: Television- STO, Radio- WTAM, Indians Radio Network.
Nationwide: Television and Radio via MLB.TV (Television blackouts apply in Cleveland market).
The batting statistic leaders:
Cleveland: Michael Brantley- .281 batting average, Carlos Santana- 16 home runs, Carlos Santana- 68 runs batted in.
Minnesota: Joe Mauer- .325 batting average, Josh Willingham- 34 home runs, Josh Willingham- 106 runs batted in.
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