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Twins dig hole vs. Tribe
Indians 8, Twins 3
Carlos Silva hangs his head after giving up seven runs in 3 2/3 innings. (Tony Dejak/AP)
 Bartlett's solo shot
Carlos Silva made an early exit in the series opener, giving up seven runs in 3 2/3 innings. The Twins' bats couldn't dig out of that hole, with their lone runs scoring via Mike Redmond's RBI single, a wild pitch and Jason Bartlett's solo homer.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (67-64)
Lost 1
Cleveland 8, Minnesota 3   CLE
Cleveland (73-57)
Won 3
August 27, 2007
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0   3 8 1
Cleveland
1 0 2 4 0 0 1 0 X   8 10 0
Standings thru 8/27/07  |  Recap: MIN | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Indians stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Casilla, 2B4010000.228
Bartlett, SS4121000.279
Hunter, CF4000002.299
Morneau, 1B4110000.286
Cuddyer, RF4010001.277
Kubel, DH3110100.257
Redmond, C3011002.289
Tyner, LF3010001.290
Punto, 3B3000012.199
Totals32382118 

BATTING
2B: Cuddyer (23, Byrd).
HR: Bartlett (5, 6th inning off Byrd, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Casilla; Bartlett 5; Morneau; Cuddyer 2; Kubel; Redmond; Tyner.
RBI: Redmond (33), Bartlett (37).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Punto; Hunter.
GIDP: Punto.
GITP: Redmond.
Team LOB: 3.

FIELDING
E: Bartlett (20, missed catch).
DP: (Bartlett-Morneau).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF3210200.279
Cabrera, 2B5000024.286
Hafner, DH4122004.256
Martinez, 1B4122011.304
Peralta, SS2101100.276
Blake, 3B3120002.266
Lofton, LF3111001.300
Gutierrez, F, RF3000002.264
Shoppach, C4122000.267
Totals3181083314 

BATTING
2B: Shoppach (11, Silva).
HR: Martinez (20, 3rd inning off Silva, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Sizemore; Hafner 2; Martinez 5; Blake 2; Lofton; Shoppach 3.
RBI: Peralta (64), Martinez 2 (92), Shoppach 2 (24), Hafner 2 (75), Lofton (28).
2-out RBI: Martinez 2; Hafner 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Blake; Gutierrez, F.
S: Gutierrez, F.
SF: Peralta; Lofton.
GIDP: Hafner.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Cabrera-Peralta-Martinez).
TP: (Blake-Cabrera-Martinez).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Silva (L, 10-13)3.27762014.33
DePaula 2.12000109.95
Guerrier 1.01111102.06
Neshek 1.00000102.52
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Byrd (W, 13-5)6.06331014.43
Perez, R (H, 9)1.00000001.71
Fultz 0.22000102.89
Lewis, J 1.10000003.52

Byrd pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

WP: Guerrier, Byrd 2.
HBP: Blake (by DePaula).
Pitches-strikes: Silva 77-50, DePaula 31-19, Guerrier 25-13, Neshek 13-9, Byrd 92-60, Perez, R 3-3, Fultz 15-10, Lewis, J 8-6.
Groundouts-flyouts: Silva 5-6, DePaula 5-1, Guerrier 1-1, Neshek 1-1, Byrd 12-6, Perez, R 3-0, Fultz 1-0, Lewis, J 3-1.
Batters faced: Silva 21, DePaula 9, Guerrier 5, Neshek 3, Byrd 24, Perez, R 1, Fultz 4, Lewis, J 4.
Inherited runners-scored: DePaula 1-0, Perez, R 2-0, Lewis, J 2-0.
Umpires: HP: John Hirschbeck. 1B: Wally Bell. 2B: Chris Guccione. 3B: Chad Fairchild.
Weather: 74 degrees, clear.
Wind: 9 mph, In from RF.
T: 2:36.
Att: 23,178.
August 27, 2007

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