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Indians lose their edge
Twins 4, Indians 1
C.C. Sabathia reacts after giving up a run in the eighth inning. (Tony Dejak/AP)
C.C. Sabathia threw seven shutout innings until giving up three runs (one earned) in the eighth. Trot Nixon put the only Indians run on the board with an RBI double in the second inning.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (53-51)
Won 2
Minnesota 4, Cleveland 1   CLE
Cleveland (60-45)
Lost 2
July 29, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1   4 7 0
Cleveland
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 8 3
Standings thru 7/29/07  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Indians Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Bartlett, SS4010012.257
Punto, 2B3000021.213
  a-Redmond, PH1011000.282
  1-Rodriguez, PR-2B0100000.190
Mauer, C4100031.300
Morneau, 1B4021011.297
Hunter, CF4000012.291
White, DH4000020.154
Cirillo, 3B4010000.267
Ford, LF4111021.226
Tyner, RF3110011.280
Totals354730139 

a-Doubled for Punto in the 8th.
1-Ran for Redmond in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Cirillo (9, Sabathia), Bartlett (13, Sabathia), Redmond (11, Sabathia), Morneau (19, Sabathia).
HR: Ford (3, 9th inning off Betancourt, 0 on, 2 out).
TB: Bartlett 2; Redmond 2; Morneau 3; Cirillo 2; Ford 4; Tyner.
RBI: Redmond (24), Morneau (89), Ford (13).
2-out RBI: Redmond; Morneau; Ford.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Bartlett; Tyner; Morneau; Hunter.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Bartlett (20, 3rd base off Sabathia/Martinez).

FIELDING
DP: 3 (Bartlett-Morneau 2, Bartlett-Rodriguez-Morneau).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF3010121.275
Lofton, LF4010011.306
Martinez, C3000013.309
Hafner, DH4010023.258
Garko, 1B4010013.312
Peralta, SS4120021.281
Nixon, RF2011201.253
Blake, 3B4010014.267
Barfield, 2B3000021.251
  a-Gutierrez, PH1000002.296
Totals3218131220 

a-Grounded into a double play for Barfield in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Nixon (16, Garza), Sizemore (22, Garza), Peralta (18, Nathan).
TB: Sizemore 2; Lofton; Hafner; Garko; Peralta 3; Nixon 2; Blake.
RBI: Nixon (31).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Garko 2; Sizemore; Martinez; Blake.
GIDP: Hafner; Garko; Gutierrez.
Team LOB: 8.

FIELDING
E: Nixon (3, fielding), Barfield 2 (13, fielding, throw).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Garza 6.051131101.37
Reyes (W, 2-1)1.11000103.91
Neshek (H, 10)0.20000001.95
Nathan (S, 22)1.02000001.91
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sabathia (L, 13-6)7.263101103.58
Betancourt 1.11110211.30

WP: Garza.
HBP: Martinez (by Garza), Tyner (by Sabathia).
Pitches-strikes: Garza 109-68, Reyes 20-17, Neshek 5-3, Nathan 18-13, Sabathia 119-82, Betancourt 27-20.
Ground outs-fly outs: Garza 6-1, Reyes 2-1, Neshek 2-0, Nathan 3-0, Sabathia 6-6, Betancourt 0-2.
Batters faced: Garza 26, Reyes 5, Neshek 1, Nathan 4, Sabathia 31, Betancourt 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Neshek 1-0, Betancourt 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Wally Bell. 1B: Bill Welke. 2B: John Hirschbeck. 3B: Laz Diaz.
Weather: 76 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 15 mph, In from CF.
T: 3:16.
Att: 37,102.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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