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Cleveland Sweeps Day/Night Doubleheader

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The Twins lost both games in a day/night doubleheader Monday against Cleveland at Target Field.  Cleveland won the first game 5-2.  Asdrubal Cabrera hit a 3-run homerun and David Huff threw 7 shutout innings with 5 hits allowed to get the win for Cleveland.  Anthony Swarzak allowed 6 hits and 3 earned runs in 6 innings to take the loss.  Michael Cuddyer hit a 2-run homerun for the Twins.  Cleveland won the nightcap over the Twins 6-3.

Scott Diamond make his major league debut and allowed 7 hits and 3 earned runs in 6 1/3 innings to take the loss.  Joe Mauer went 3-4 with 1 RBI and both Danny Valencia and Trevor Plouffe each hit a solo homerun for the Twins.

Minnesota is 44-51 and is now 7 games back of Cleveland for first place in the American League Central.  The Twins host Cleveland again tonight at 7:10, pregame on WJON at 6:40.  Lefthander Francisco Liriano (6-7) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and righthander Justin Masterson (8-6) toes the rubber for the Indians.

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