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Recap: Twins 6, Indians 7
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 1
Venue: Progressive Field
Date: May 03, 2013 7:05 PM EDT
  

CLEVELAND (AP) - Minnesota's bullpen had been perfect for nearly a week.

Jared Burton couldn't hold a one-run lead in the eighth and Casey Fien gave up Drew Stubbs' one-out double in the 10th as the Cleveland Indians beat the Twins 7-6 Friday night.

Minnesota's three-run rally in the seventh that had put it ahead went for naught.

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``We had the lead and we got it to Burty and a couple of bloops fell in on him,' Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. ``And they end up tying the ball game back up after him. That hasn't happened to us all year.'

Chris Parmelee's two-run homer in the seventh gave Minnesota a 6-5 lead. Minnesota's bullpen hadn't allowed a run since last Saturday and Josh Roenicke kept that streak going with a scoreless seventh, extending the relievers' stretch to 11 2-3 innings without yielding a run.

That good work all unraveled in the eighth, however. Burton, who had five holds on the season, allowed Mike Aviles' leadoff single. After Jason Giambi flied out to deep center, Stubbs' blooper fell near the right-field line for a double and sent Aviles to third. After Michael Brantley was intentionally walked to load the bases, Kipnis hit a ground ball to the right side that second baseman Brian Dozier knocked down. Dozier could only get Kipnis at first as Aviles scored to tie it at 6-all.

``Burton did a good job getting the ground ball. If we would have made the double play or not, I don't know. Kipnis runs well, you never know,' Dozier said.

Stubbs, who had four hits, drove a 1-0 pitch from Fien (1-2) off the wall in left-center to give Cleveland its first five-game winning streak since winning seven in a row from April 26-May 3, 2011.

Aviles started the rally with a leadoff single. Pinch-hitter Ezequiel Carrera, claimed off waivers from Philadelphia on Thursday, moved Aviles to second with a sacrifice. Stubbs, who had two singles and two doubles, then drove in the game-winner.

Chris Perez (1-0) pitched a scoreless 10th for Cleveland.

Parmalee's two-run homer in the seventh capped Minnesota's three-run rally, wiping out a 5-3 deficit, but Jason Kipnis tied the score in the eighth with a run-scoring grounder, his fourth RBI of the game.

Parmalee's two-out blast came off reliever Cody Allen and gave Minnesota a 6-5 lead.

Minnesota trailed by two going into the seventh against Justin Masterson, who retired the first two hitters. Justin Morneau singled and took second on a passed ball by Yan Gomes. Ryan Doumit slapped a single on a 3-2 pitch through the left side that scored Morneau to make it 5-4.

Parmalee hit a 2-2 pitch to right that cleared the wall despite a leaping attempt by Raburn, for his third homer of the season to put the Twins ahead 6-5.

``It was a big home run at the time for us. Unfortunately, we couldn't finish it off but it was a big home run. He's been swinging very good,' Gardenhire said.

Trevor Plouffe also hit a solo homer in the second.

Rookie center fielder Aaron Hicks went hitless in three at_bats, dropping his average to .115.

``Our goal is to leave him here. We want him here,' Gardenhire said. ``We think this kid is gonna be a real good one, and we're going to let him play for a while and see what happens.'

Twins starter Pedro Hernandez, who recorded his first career win over Texas in his last start, gave up five runs in 5 1-3 innings

Mark Reynolds hit a two-run homer in the fifth for Cleveland that broke a 3-3 tie.

Kipnis also had a two-run double in the third and a drove in another run with a bunt single in the sixth.

Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer had one hit in five at_bats, his second straight game with a hit after enduring the longest hitless streak of his career (21 at_bats).

NOTES: Morneau has 104 RBIs in 134 career games against the Indians. He also drove in his 800th career run, making him only the fifth player in Twins history to reach that mark. Harmon Killebrew, Kent Hrbek, Kirby Puckett and Tony Oliva are the others. ... Hernandez committed a balk in the fifth - the first by a Twins pitcher this season. ... OF Michael Bourn (lacerated right index) finger took part in running drills and could start a minor-league rehabilitation assignment in a few days. ... The series continues Saturday afternoon when the Twins send RHP Kevin Correia (3-1) to the mound against LHP Scott Kazmir (0-1).

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Twins at Indians
Fri, May 3 Final 6 to 7
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Twins at Indians
Sat, May 4 Final 3 to 7
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Twins at Indians
Sun, May 5 Final 4 to 2
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIN  +140   -160   8.5 
 CLE  -150   +140   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIN  +135   -155   8.5 
 CLE  -150   +135   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIN  28%   3%   41% 
 CLE  72%   97%   59% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB RECAPS
 Friday, May 3
 
    Reds at Cubs
2:20 PM EDT
    Athletics at Yankees
7:05 PM EDT
    Mariners at Blue Jays
7:05 PM EDT
    Twins at Indians
7:05 PM EDT
    Marlins at Phillies
7:05 PM EDT
    Nationals at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    Mets at Braves
7:30 PM EDT
    Red Sox at Rangers
8:05 PM EDT
    White Sox at Royals
8:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Tigers at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
    Rays at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Orioles at Angels
10:05 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
    Dodgers at Giants
10:15 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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