CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 2: Ben Revere #11 celebrates with Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins after both scored on a home run hit by Mauer during the seventh inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on June 2, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Joe Mauer Day-To-Day After Sustaining Thumb Injury In Sunday's Game

The Minnesota Twins won for the fifth time in six attempts in Sunday's series finale with Cleveland.

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Twins Vs. Indians Final Score: Minnesota Takes Series With 6-3 Win

The Minnesota Twins turned in another solid performance against a sinking Cleveland team on Sunday, and took the three-game series with a 6-3 victory in the final game.

As has been the norm during their current upswing, the Twins jumped ahead 1-0 in the first inning after a Joe Mauer RBI single plated lead-off hitter Denard Span. Minnesota then added a run to its lead in both the third and fourth frames, and never once needed to look back. Twins hitters tallied 11 hits on the day, as clean-up hitter Josh Willingham finished 2-for-5 with his team-leading 36th RBI of the year.

Due to a pair of errors from shortstop Brian Dozier, Twins starter Scott Diamond finished the game without yielding an earned run despite watching three batters score while he was on the mound. Diamond scattered seven hits over seven innings to lower his season ERA to 1.86, and moved to 4-1 in the process. Offensively, third baseman Trevor Plouffe made the most of his second consecutive start with a 3-for-4 day from the dish, even though he is still hitting just .198 on the year and is stuck in a platoon at the position.

Winners of five of their last six games and looking to keep this rare momentum going, the Twins will travel to Kansas City on Monday for a three-game set with the fourth-place Royals.

For more Twins coverage, check out Twinkie Town. For more on the Indians, head over to Let's Go Tribe. And for the best, most insightful MLB analysis on the web, make sure to visit Baseball Nation.

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Twins Vs. Indians Final Score: Mauer's 3 RBI Lead Minnesota Past Cleveland, 7-4

Powered by a 3-for-4 performance from catcher Joe Mauer, the Minnesota Twins evened their three-game series with Cleveland at one game apiece on Saturday with a 7-4 victory.

Mauer opened the scoring in the first inning for the Twins with an RBI single, and clean-up hitter Justin Morneau followed suit with a base hit of his own that also drove home a run. Minnesota plated two more runs on a Trevor Plouffe clutch single before Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin could work his way through the inning, and staked an immediate 4-0 lead on the scoreboard.

Despite the advantage, Twins starter P.J. Walters struggled to keep Cleveland hitters off balance on his second and third trips through the lineup, and was pulled in the fifth after he gave way to the Indians' game-tying fourth run. Plouffe quickly chipped in his sixth home run of the season on a solo shot to left field in the sixth though, and Mauer put the game on ice the following inning with a two-run bomb of his own that made the score 7-4.

Winners of four of their last five games, all eyes will be on Minnesota starter Scott Diamond on Sunday as he tries to get the better of Cleveland artist Justin Masterson in the series finale.

For more on the Twins, head over to Twinkie Town. For more Indians coverage, visit Let's Go Tribe. And for the best MLB analysis around, be sure to check out Baseball Nation.

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Twins Vs. Indians Final Score: Minnesota's Win Streak Ends In 7-1 Loss

Minnesota's brief three-game winning streak came to an end on Friday, as the rival Cleveland Indians rolled over Twins pitching en route to a 7-1 victory.

Twins starter Carl Pavano struggled to keep Cleveland hitters off balance and was pulled from the game in the fourth inning, but not before giving up a grand slam to Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis that ballooned the Minnesota deficit to 7-0. Pavano's final line of 3.2 innings, nine hits, and seven runs (six earned) moved his season ERA to a 6.00, and raised further questions about both his health and future in the rotation.

The lone Minnesota run of the evening came on a Brian Dozier single that plated Josh Willingham in the seventh inning, but the Twins were unable to do further damage in the frame. Out of the Twins' six hits as a team, three were recorded by catcher Ryan Doumit, who raised his season average to .271 with the strong performance despite a no-show from most of his teammates.

Aiming to get back on track, the Twins need to hope that 27-year-old righty P.J. Walters can right the ship in game two on Saturday against Cleveland's Josh Tomlin.

For more on the Twins, check out Twinkie Town. For more on the Indians, head over to Let's Go Tribe. And for the best MLB coverage on the web, be sure to visit Baseball Nation.

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