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Indians 9, Twins 3: Wilk wilts, Wimmers worrisome, winning wanes

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Whew.

Carlos Santana, pictured here in victory formation.
Carlos Santana, pictured here in victory formation.
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So far, the series hasn't gone the way that the Twins hoped it would. After an 8-1 loss in the opener, Minnesota surrendered another 9 runs to the Cleveland Indians, dropping their second straight and falling into a first-place tie with the closest competition in the American League Central.

Adam Wilk did what we believe to be Adam Wilk's best, allowing six runs in 3.1 IP, and giving the Indians a 6-1 lead in just the fourth inning. The Twins made things a little closer, with Ehire Adrianza doubling in a pair of runners in the bottom half, but Alex Wimmers and Buddy Boshers each gave up a run in the 6th. Just like that, Cleveland had put another eight runs on the board, and it was 8-3 Indians.

That 4th-inning feeling that Minnesota evoked by scoring runs was largely absent from the rest of the game. Cleveland got an unearned run in the 9th after Robbie Grossman bobbled a ball with his glove, then again with his bare hand, in the right field corner.

The Indians move to 5-0 at Target Field this season. Didn't they get the memo that this was TWINS Territory? Not only do we have a long-running commercial line to prove it, but Minneapolis and Cleveland are 758 miles apart. It should be pretty obvious to anyone that this is not Cleveland Territory. I propose Terry Francona be fined for these injustices.

Studs:

Eddie Rosario (2-for-3, 1 BB, 1 R)

Ehire Adrianza (2-for-4, 2 RBI)

Duds:

Adam Wilk (3.1 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 3 BB)

Kennys Vargas (0-for-4, 1 K)

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