Saturday, May 04, 2013

MLB Saturday

8-8 +1,590

Minnesota Twins at Cleveland Indians
The Indians are rolling. Cleveland has won 4 straight scoring no less than 6 runs in offensive eruption.  They opened the KC 4 games series on the road 4/27 to 4/29, dropping the first 2 with Santana and Guthrie stopping the Indians in their track. Then it happened, 10 runs against triple A call up Smith (he gave up 6, pen gave up 4) and final game in that series against Davis, 9-0 Cleveland.  Moving back home to face Philadelphia's Doc Halladay , got to Doc for 8 runs in 14-2 lopsided win. Second game against Phillies Cliff Lee, knocked him around for 5 runs in 6-0 win. Next comes Twins with Kevin Correia getting the ball. Indians will go with Scott Kazmir, in lefty righty match up. Minnesota\s 5 game win streak seem long time ago, it was 4/15 to 4/23, now they are 3 out of last 9 and despite starting with 2-0 lead in the series opener Twins gave up 2 in the 3rd making it 2-2, than giving up the lead 2-4 in bottom of 5th, Twins got one more at the top of 6th to get within 1 run, but gave up 1 run at the bottom of same inning making it 3-5. The lead changes once again, 3 runs at top of the 7th knocking out Masterson 6-5.  Cleveland claws back taking 1 run at the bottom of 7th knotting it up 6-6. At this point the Twins had little left giving up that walk off double at the bottom of 9th. As that game unfolded you have to admit it's been the toughest win in Cleveland's 5 game win streak. Today's match up will put Cleveland's weak link in the rotation, Scott Kazmirt.  Scott has been struggling so far not going the distance and he's getting hit.  Kevin Correia on the other hand is pitching in mid season form leading the staff with 1.07 WHIP the veteran has been money. Taking Minnesota to steal one in Cleveland.

MINNESOTA TWINS -103 for 1 unit(L)

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