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Asdrubal Cabrera's Blast Is Enough To Get By Punchless Twins

With Justin Morneau back healthy, logic would dictate that the Twins would start hitting, if not winning. Logic, or luck for that matter, hasn’t been with the Twins all season. Saturday they lost another close game to Cleveland, 3-2.

Asdrubal Cabrera provided all the offense the Indians would need with a three run home run off of Twins starter Brian Duensing, who fell to 8-11 on the season. Other than that mistake to the Indians all-star shortstop, it was a good outing by Duensing, as he went 6.2, giving uo three earned runs and striking out nine.

But Cleveland starter Josh Tomlin was better, pitching in to the seventh inning, which was the first time the Twins got a runner to second base all night. They managed to push one run across the plate when Morneau doubled and later scored on a Delmon Young single, but Tomlin stymied the Twins all night long, only giving up 5 hits.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.