Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians, September 20, 2012: Fan Preview

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On Wednesday, September 19 the Cleveland Indians officially became the worst team in the American League after falling to the Minnesota Twins by the score of 6-4. Josh Willingham reminded the Indians' front office yet again that they made a mistake by not offering a third year during the offseason with four hits and four RBIs on the night. Also, Twins' rookie Liam Hendricks earned his first career win improving to 1-7 on the year. Needless to say, nothing positive came out of the night for the Indians.

In an effort to avoid being swept at home for the final game of the series, Cleveland will send Corey Kluber to the mound to battle against Esmerling Vasquez. These two high-ERA pitchers battling it out will surely make for an interesting game.

The matchup:

The Cleveland Indians will take on the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field located in Cleveland, Ohio on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 12:05 p.m. EDT.

Corey Kluber (1-4, 5.48 ERA) will take the mound for the Indians facing off against the Twins' Esmerling Vasquez (0-2, 7.53 ERA).

The standings:

Cleveland enters the game with a 61-88 record and in fifth place in the American League Central. They are 33-41 when playing at home and have won two of their last 10 games.

Minnesota comes into the matchup with a 62-87 record and in fourth place in the American League Central. They are 33-41 when playing on the road and have won five of their last 10 games.

The series:

The season series is currently stands at 12-5 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, Jason Kipnis- 69 runs batted in.

Minnesota: Joe Mauer- .324 batting average, Josh Willingham- 35 home runs, Josh Willingham- 110 runs batted in.

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Sources:

All statistics provided by MLB.com

Paul Rados is an avid Cleveland Indians fan and a Featured Contributor for the Yahoo! Contributor Network. Follow him on Twitter @PSRados.

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