Twins Vs. Indians: Minnesota Completes Sweep Of Cleveland After 5-1 Win

The Minnesota Twins tallied 28 runs in their three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians over the weekend.

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Twins Vs. Indians Final Score: Minnesota Pulls Off Series Sweep With 5-1 Victory

Although they were unable to rack up double-digit runs for the third consecutive game, the Minnesota Twins kept their impressive stretch going with a 5-1 win over Cleveland on Sunday.

Thrust into a spot-start after the Francisco Liriano deal on Saturday night, Minnesota pitcher Brian Duensing went six innings of one-run ball to pick up his second victory of the season. Despite only throwing 70 pitches in the outing, Duensing was locked-in throughout and tossed a first pitch strike to 16 of the 23 batters he faced.

Offensively, the Twins picked up a huge day from first baseman Justin Morneau, who was coincidentally the only Minnesota player to finish Saturday's game without a hit. Morneau posted a 3-for-4 game from the plate that included his 13th home run of the season and bumped up his RBI total to 46 for the year.

Winners of three straight games, the Twins will face a familiar foe in the White Sox for a three-game series that begins on Monday.

For more on the Twins, head over to Twinkie Town. For more on the Indians, visit Let's Go Tribe. And for more MLB news and analysis, check out Baseball Nation.

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Twins Vs. Indians Final Score: Minnesota Flattens Rival Cleveland Again, 12-5

After racking up 15 hits in Friday's blowout win to open the series, the Minnesota Twins kept things rolling from the plate on Saturday with an impressive 12-5 victory over a floundering Cleveland Indians team.

Despite the fact that Twins batters only managed to record one ball that left the yard in the game, Josh Willingham's 27th of the season, second baseman Alexi Casilla had a monster evening with a 2-for-4 performance with four runs batted in to lead the offense. Casilla drove home a pair of runs on a triple in the fifth inning that broke the game open, and then followed suit with another clutch hit in the sixth on a two-run double with the bases loaded.

Picking up his well-earned second career victory, Twins starter Samuel Deduno gave up one run for the second consecutive start. Deduno tossed 105 pitches over seven innings of two-hit ball, and aside from issuing five free passes was largely in command of the strike zone all game long.

With two masterful pitching performances now behind them to build from, the Twins will hope that Francisco Liriano can keep the magic going in Sunday's three-game finale from Target Field.

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

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