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Indians 4, Twins 0
Francisco Liriano's outing was hurt by a two-run single by Casey Blake. (Paul Battaglia/AP)
Francisco Liriano made his first start at home since 2006, but the rehabbing lefty was outdueled by Cleveland's Cliff Lee, who held the Twins to just two hits over eight shutout innings. Liriano went five frames, allowing three runs.
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Series at a glance:
CLE
Cleveland (7-10)
Won 2
Cleveland 4, Minnesota 0   MIN
Minnesota (7-10)
Lost 2
April 18, 2008
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Cleveland
0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0   4 5 0
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 3 0
Standings thru 4/18/08  |  Recap: CLE | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Indians stats  |  Twins stats
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, CF4000023.266
Carroll, 2B2000200.267
Martinez, DH4011011.357
Garko, 1B3100102.298
Peralta, SS4110010.238
Gutierrez, RF4000002.192
Michaels, LF2000210.132
Blake, 3B4123010.180
Shoppach, C3110012.280
Totals304545710 

BATTING
HR: Blake (1, 7th inning off Rincon, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Martinez; Peralta; Blake 5; Shoppach.
RBI: Blake 3 (10), Martinez (7).
2-out RBI: Martinez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Sizemore 2; Garko.
GIDP: Martinez.
Team LOB: 4.

BASERUNNING
CS: Michaels (1, 2nd base by Liriano/Mauer).
PO: Michaels (1st base by Liriano).

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Peralta-Garko, Carroll-Peralta-Garko).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gomez, CF4000021.260
Tolbert, SS4010021.400
Mauer, C3010011.298
Morneau, 1B3000001.241
Young, LF2000100.266
Kubel, RF3000021.246
Monroe, DH3000011.182
Harris, 2B3000020.300
Punto, 3B3010000.286
Totals280301106 

BATTING
TB: Tolbert; Mauer; Punto.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Monroe; Tolbert.
GIDP: Mauer; Morneau.
Team LOB: 2.

FIELDING
DP: (Tolbert-Harris-Morneau).
Pickoffs: Liriano (Michaels at 1st base).

 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lee (W, 3-0)8.02001800.40
Perez 1.01000205.40
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Liriano (L, 0-2)5.04335306.52
Rincon 2.01110215.40
Crain 2.00000206.35

WP: Lee.
Pitches-strikes: Lee 109-74, Perez 19-12, Liriano 88-47, Rincon 22-16, Crain 19-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lee 9-7, Perez 1-0, Liriano 5-6, Rincon 2-2, Crain 1-3.
Batters faced: Lee 25, Perez 4, Liriano 22, Rincon 7, Crain 6.
Umpires: HP: Dan Iassogna. 1B: Dale Scott. 2B: Rob Drake. 3B: Ron Kulpa.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:24.
Att: 22,366.

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