Jimenez and Indians Face Deduno and Twins in Series Opener

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Ubaldo Jimenez (9-7, 4.00 ERA) battles Samuel Deduno (7-7, 3.82 ERA) while the Indians (69-58) begin a three-game series with the Twins (56-70) on Friday night at Progressive Field. First pitch is at 7:05pm EDT and FSN-N and STO will provide coverage of the game.

Jimenez is searching for his 10th win of the season and has a 2-2 record with a 3.26 ERA in his career vs. the Twins. Deduno has his sights set on his 10th quality start of the season and has a 2-2 record with a 4.50 ERA vs. the Indians in his career. Cleveland holds the advantage 7-5 over Minnesota in head-to-head meetings this year. The Indians are coming off a victory over the Angels 3-1, while the Twins defeated the Tigers 7-6. The Indians lineup should be more effective against a Twins pitching staff that has limited them to a .239 average with 10 home runs this season.


Indians Offense

Grade

Player

POS

PA

BA

R

HR

RBI

SB

B+

89.1

R. Raburn

RF

224

.272

33

15

41

0

B

84.6

J. Kipnis

2B

514

.285

65

15

72

23

B

83.9

Y. Gomes

C

211

.297

28

8

28

2

C+

77.0

M. Brantley

LF

491

.275

58

8

58

12

C

76.7

C. Santana

C

494

.262

56

15

54

2

C

76.3

M. Aviles

SS

312

.266

47

7

33

8

C

74.6

M. Bourn

CF

438

.271

56

5

39

18

C

73.1

D. Stubbs

RF

399

.240

48

8

40

14

C

72.4

N. Swisher

1B

485

.243

56

15

43

0

C-

71.4

A. Cabrera

SS

425

.237

51

9

46

7

D+

69.7

J. Giambi

DH

183

.190

19

8

29

0

D+

67.4

L. Chisenhall

3B

250

.222

23

7

28

1


Twins Offense

Grade

Player

POS

PA

BA

R

HR

RBI

SB

C

76.3

J. Morneau

1B

517

.268

53

15

72

0

C

73.2

B. Dozier

2B

471

.244

56

12

52

10

C

72.7

O. Arcia

RF

294

.257

26

10

32

1

C

72.2

C. Herrmann

C

105

.233

10

3

14

0

C-

71.6

J. Willingham

LF

361

.214

37

12

43

1

C-

70.9

R. Doumit

DH

431

.244

39

11

49

1

D+

69.6

T. Plouffe

3B

381

.231

34

12

42

2

D+

68.6

W. Ramirez

LF

74

.279

5

0

6

0

D+

68.3

P. Florimon

SS

344

.216

38

8

36

9

D

65.3

C. Colabello

DH

100

.211

9

4

8

0

D

65.3

D. Bernier

SS

49

.225

5

0

3

2

D

63.9

C. Thomas

RF

256

.224

30

4

13

1


Indians Pitching

Grade

Player

IP

W

L

ERA

WHIP

K

B

84.8

J. Masterson

182.1

14

9

3.50

1.20

182

B

83.7

D. Salazar

23.0

1

1

3.52

0.96

29

B

82.6

C. Perez

43.2

5

2

3.30

1.21

40

C+

77.6

Z. McAllister

97.2

6

7

3.59

1.34

74

C

75.8

B. Shaw

56.2

2

3

3.81

1.25

55

C

74.1

U. Jimenez

128.1

9

7

4.00

1.45

123

C

73.3

S. Kazmir

119.0

7

6

4.39

1.33

107

C-

71.7

M. Albers

48.1

3

1

3.35

1.41

28

F

36.1

C. Carrasco

40.0

1

4

7.42

1.90

26


Twins Pitching

Grade

Player

IP

W

L

ERA

WHIP

K

A-

91.9

G. Perkins

50.2

2

0

2.31

0.97

61

B

82.1

A. Albers

30.0

2

1

3.00

0.87

11

B-

80.6

M. Tonkin

2.1

0.00

1.71

2

C+

77.3

A. Swarzak

78.1

1

2

2.87

1.16

58

C

74.1

S. Deduno

99.0

7

7

3.82

1.35

57

C-

70.9

R. Pressly

60.2

3

3

3.86

1.34

42

D

66.0

K. Correia

147.1

8

10

4.52

1.45

81

F

58.3

M. Pelfrey

121.1

5

10

5.19

1.54

71


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