MINNEAPOLIS, MN - MAY 14: Carlos Santana #41 of the Cleveland Indians congratulates Jason Kipnis #22 on scoring against the Minnesota Twins during the fourth inning on May 14, 2012 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Indians Vs. Twins: Shin-Soo Choo's RBI In Ninth Lifts Cleveland In Minnesota

After the Indians blew a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the eighth inning, Shin-Soo Choo singled home the game-winning run in the top of the ninth to help end Cleveland's three-game losing streak.

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Indians Vs. Twins: Tribe Sweep Two-Game Set With Commanding 5-0 Win

On Tuesday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians completed a two-game set against the Minnesota Twins in commanding fashion. After narrowly escaping Monday night's Game 1 on the back of a Shin-Soo Choo RBI single in the ninth, the Indians dominated both offensively and defensively in a 5-0 rout of the Central Division's worst team on Tuesday.

Cleveland's standout star was by-and-far starting pitcher Derek Lowe who pitched a complete game shutout allowing only six hits and four walks. He is now 6-1 on the season and is tied for the Major League lead in wins on the season.

Choo once again stepped up offensively hitting a solo homerun in the fifth inning, which was one of three hit in the fifth frame including back-to-back homers from Asdrubal Cabrera and Carlos Santana.

The Tribe now improves their record to 20-16 and have a 2.5 games lead in the Central Division.

Cleveland will open a two-game set against the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday.

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Indians Vs. Twins: Starting Lineups For Tuesday Afternoon

On Tuesday afternoon, the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins will finish out a quick two-game set as the two teams meet for the second time in as many days at Target Field. Coming off of a 5-4 win on Monday, the Tribe will look to finish out the sweep.

Here are the projected starting lineups:

Cleveland

1. Shin-Soo Choo, Right Field

2. Jason Kipnis, Second Base

3. Asdrubal Cabrera, Short Stop

4. Carlos Santana, Designated Hitter

5. Michael Brantley, Center Field

6. Jose Lopez, Third Base

7. Johnny Damon, Left Field

8. Casey Kotchman, First Base

9. Lou Marson, Catcher

Starting Pitcher: Derek Lowe; 5-1, 2.47 ERA

Minnesota

1. Darin Mastroianni, Center Field

2. Joe Mauer, Catcher

3. Josh Willingham, Left Field

4. Ryan Doumit, Designated Hitter

5. Brian Dozier, Short Stop

6. Chris Parmelee, First Base

7. Erik Komatsu, Right Field

8. Alexei Casilla, Second Base

9. Jamey Carroll, Third Base

Starting Pitcher: Jason Marquis; 2-2, 6.26 ERA

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Indians Vs. Twins: Derek Lowe Could Tie For MLB Lead With Sixth Win

Coming off a dramatic, top-of-the-ninth win Monday, the Cleveland Indians look to make it back-to-back W's over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday afternoon.

And the Indians have the right guy pitching to make it happen.

Derek Lowe will take the hill for the Tribe. The 38-year-old righty enters the game with a 2.47 ERA and a 5-1 record. A win Tuesday would tie him with Tampa Bay's James Shields and St. Louis' Lance Lynn for the most wins in the majors. Neither Shields nor Lynn pitches Tuesday.

Lowe does have some odd peripheral stats for someone who hasn't lost since April 18. He has a 1.51 WHIP -- the same as last season, when he had a 5.05 ERA -- and has struck out just 13 batters in 43.2 innings, the same number that he's walked. Oh, and opponents are hitting .303 against him

Nonetheless, he has given up just five earned runs in his last four starts.

The Twins will counter with Jason Marquis, who is 2-2 with a 6.26 ERA. Bad as that is, four Twins regulars have higher ERAs.

Cleveland is still two games up on the second-place Detroit Tigers in the AL Central.

First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 Eastern.

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Indians Vs. Twins Final Score: Shin-Soo Choo's RBI In Ninth Helps End Cleveland's Losing Streak

The Cleveland Indians ended their three-game losing streak on Monday night against the Minnesota Twins, 5-4.

The Tribe got a great start from Jeanmar Gomez, who left with a 4-1 lead and did not give up an earned run in seven innings. But the bullpen gave away his win in the bottom of the eighth inning when Josh Willingham doubled in a run off Vinnie Pestano and Ryan Doumit hit a two-run shot off Nick Hagadone to tie things up.

In the ninth inning off Twins reliever Matt Capps, Casey Kotchman, who homered earlier in the game to give the Indians a 4-1 lead, singled with one out. After getting to second on a wild pitch, Shin-Soo Choo took a 3-2 pitch to right field to plate pinch runner Lou Marson and give the Indians the difference maker.

Chris Perez picked up his 12th save of the season with a clean ninth.

The Indians and White Sox close out their quick, two-game series on Tuesday at 1:10 p.m. CT.

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Indians Vs. Twins: Starting Lineups For Monday Night

On Monday night, the Cleveland Indians (18-16) will look to get back to their winning ways as they travel to Target Field to take on their Central Division rivals, the Minnesota Twins (10-24). The game will be an instance of first versus worst as the division leading Indians take on the cellar dwelling Twins.

Despite being in first place, Cleveland has struggling of late and will be entering the game on the back of a series sweep at the hand's of the Boston Red Sox. The Indians are 1-5 in their last six games.

Here are the projected starting lineups for Monday:

Cleveland

1. Shin-Soo Choo, Right Field

2. Jason Kipnis, Second Base

3. Asdrubal Cabrera, Short Stop

4. Travis Hafner, Designated Hitter

5. Carlos Santana, Catcher

6. Michael Brantley, Center Field

7. Jose Lopez, Third Base

8. Casey Kotchman, First Base

9. Shelley Duncan, Left Field

Starting Pitcher: Jeanmar Gomez; 2-2, 4.66 ERA

Minnesota

1. Denard Span, Center Field

2. Brian Dozier, Short Stop

3. Joe Mauer, First Base

4. Josh Willingham, Left Field

5. Ryan Doumit, Designated Hitter

6. Trevor Plouffe, Third Base

7. Darin Mastroianni, Right Field

8. Drew Butera, Catcher

9. Jamey Carroll, Second Base

Starting Pitcher: Carl Pavano; 2-3, 5.02 ERA

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Indians Roster News: Jeremy Accardo Called Up To Replace Dan Wheeler

Before the Indians had even finished showering the stench off a brutal three-game stretch at Fenway Park Sunday afternoon, the club decided to designate struggling veteran reliever Dan Wheeler for assignment. The right-hander was atrocious out of the pen for Manny Acta, and it all came to boil on Sunday when he gave up five runs in the seventh inning on Sunday.

The Indians did not immediately announce who would fill Wheeler's roster spot until Monday afternoon. According to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com, Jeremy Accardo has been tabbed as the arm to fill Wheeler's position in the bullpen. Via @MLBastian:

Accardo is another veteran righty who spent most of his career in Toronto before signing with Baltimore in 2011.

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Indians Vs. Twins: Cleveland Kicks Off Two Game Series In Minnesota

The Cleveland Indians will head to Minnesota starting on Monday for a two game series against the Twins.

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