Game 13: Minnesota 5, Cleveland 1

Kirk LammersContributor IApril 21, 2010

It took a little while; but the Indians team I had dreaded might show up this season, finally made an appearance.  Cleveland did everything short of gift wrapping their first game of the season against the division leading Minnesota Twins.  Through 4 innings pitched, Tribe starter Justin Masterson managed 5 walks and 5 runs (1 earned).  The 3rd inning was particularly brutal for the Tribe and Masterson.  With the score tied 1 to 1, Masterson allowed the first two runners to reach base before recovering to strike out Jason Kubel.  With runners on 1st and 2nd, Masterson induced a ground ball to usually sure handed shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera for a would be inning ending double play.  But Cabrera let the ball go literally through his legs loading the bases.  Masterson then walked home the Twins' 2nd run of the game and followed that up with a wild pitch that scored not one, but two runs for the Twins.  When the dust settled, the Twins scored 4 runs; all of them unearned.

 

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