The Minnesota Twins will attempt to win their sixth consecutive ball game on Tuesday night at Progressive Field as they take on the Cleveland Indians, a team that has lost their last five games.
Minnesota got the victory last night, surviving what could charitably be described as a "not-so-pretty" start by Scott Baker. Baker had the Twins down 2-0 four pitches into the ball game, and the Indians hit him hard all night, but all the hard-hit balls were right at Minnesota fielders, so the damage was kept to a minimum.
The Twins will welcome Francisco Liriano back this evening. Liriano, who is 3-5 with a 5.73 ERA on the season, has missed his previous two starts with some shoulder issues, but it appears that everything is a go for him this evening. He will be opposed by Cleveland right-hander Carlos Carrasco, who is 4-3 with a 5.18 ERA in the 2011 season.
The game is just underway from Progressive Field in Cleveland. Be sure to check out the Game Thread from our friends at Twinkie Town for all the discussion of the in-game action, and check out our recap back here when the game has been completed.