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Twins 4, Indians 2
Jeremy Sowers worked eight innings, giving up two runs. (Tony Dejak/AP)
Jeremy Sowers was literally perfect for five innings, but the Twins broke through for two off him in the sixth inning to go ahead, then two more in the ninth off Rafael Perez in the ninth after David Dellucci's sac fly tied the game in the eighth. Sowers worked eight frames before leaving.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (57-47)
Won 2
Minnesota 4, Cleveland 2   CLE
Cleveland (45-58)
Lost 2
July 27, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2   4 6 1
Cleveland
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   2 6 0
Standings thru 7/27/08  |  Recap: MIN | CLE  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Indians stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Span, CF4001002.324
Casilla, 2B4111001.314
Redmond, C4000012.269
Morneau, 1B4111010.318
Young, LF3000100.295
Kubel, RF4011020.263
Monroe, DH4120012.206
Harris, 3B2100110.259
Punto, SS3010000.289
Totals32464267 

BATTING
2B: Monroe (9, Sowers), Casilla (15, Perez), Morneau (25, Perez).
TB: Casilla 2; Morneau 2; Kubel; Monroe 3; Punto.
RBI: Span (9), Casilla (39), Morneau (76), Kubel (51).
2-out RBI: Morneau; Kubel.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Redmond; Monroe.
Team LOB: 3.

BASERUNNING
CS: Monroe (1, 2nd base by Sowers/Fasano).
PO: Monroe (1st base by Sowers).

FIELDING
E: Morneau (3, fielding).
DP: (Morneau-Punto-Morneau).

 
ClevelandABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Sizemore, DH3020110.276
Gutierrez, CF3000002.217
  a-Dellucci, PH-LF0001000.224
Francisco, LF-CF4000013.277
Peralta, SS4000003.269
Choo, RF4110000.257
Marte, 3B4010011.192
Garko, 1B4010023.236
Fasano, C2001002.273
Cabrera, 2B3110001.186
Totals312621515 

a-Hit a sacrifice fly for Gutierrez in the 8th.

BATTING
TB: Sizemore 2; Choo; Marte; Garko; Cabrera.
RBI: Fasano (2), Dellucci (34).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Peralta; Fasano.
SF: Fasano; Dellucci.
GIDP: Fasano.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Sizemore (25, 2nd base off Blackburn/Redmond), Choo (3, 2nd base off Blackburn/Redmond).

FIELDING
Pickoffs: Sowers (Monroe at 1st base).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Blackburn 7.04111303.69
Reyes 0.02110002.96
Guerrier (BS, 4)(W, 6-4)1.00000103.27
Nathan (S, 28)1.00000101.05
 
ClevelandIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Sowers 8.03221505.86
Perez (L, 1-2)1.03221103.42

Reyes pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

IBB: Young (by Perez).
Pitches-strikes: Blackburn 99-69, Reyes 8-5, Guerrier 11-9, Nathan 9-7, Sowers 101-70, Perez 25-14.
Ground outs-fly outs: Blackburn 7-11, Reyes 0-0, Guerrier 0-2, Nathan 1-1, Sowers 9-9, Perez 2-0.
Batters faced: Blackburn 26, Reyes 2, Guerrier 3, Nathan 3, Sowers 27, Perez 7.
Inherited runners-scored: Guerrier 2-1.
Umpires: HP: Jeff Nelson. 1B: Adrian Johnson. 2B: Tim Tschida. 3B: Jim Joyce.
Weather: 79 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 15 mph, L to R.
T: 2:42.
Att: 31,562.
July 27, 2008

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