CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 20: Casey Kotchman #35 of the Cleveland Indians is mobbed by his teammates after he hit the game winning RBI single during the tenth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Progressive Field on September 20, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Indians defeated the Twins 4-3 in 10 innings. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Twins Vs. Indians: Tribe Walks Off To Avoid Sweep

Casey Kotchman delivered an extra-innings walk-off RBI Thursday afternoon as the Tribe avoided a sweep a the hands of the Twins.

  • Live
20 Total Updates since September 14, 2012
  • Important 3
  • Updates 17
  • Articles 3
  • All Updates 20

Indians Vs. Twins Preview: Game Time, TV Info And More

The Cleveland Indians will try to recover after Tuesday's loss when they send Zach McAllister to the mound Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins.

McAllister, who has a 4.15 ERA through 108 1/3 innings this season, threw what might have been his best start of the season in his last time out. On Thursday against the Texas Rangers, McAllister pitched six inning and gave up one earned run off eight hits with six strikeouts and no walks. The Indians won that game 5-4.

The Twins send Liam Hendriks to the mound, and they have not fared well in Hendriks' 17 career starts, 13 of which have come this season. He hasn't held up his end of the bargain particularly well, because he has a 6.15 ERA in 89 1/3 innings in those 17 starts (and a 6.14 ERA in 66 innings in 2012).

But the Twins haven't helped him much, either. The Twins are 5-12 in games Hendriks has started in his career, and six of those losses were by one run.

First pitch between the Indians and the Twins is set for 7:05 p.m. ET at Progressive Field. The game is televised in Cleveland on STO.

Take a look at Let's Go Tribe for some more info on the Indians. Head over to Twinkie Town for more Minnesota Twins coverage and check out Baseball Nation for even more news from around the league.

Continue

Rafael Perez Injury Update: Reliever Has Setback In Shoulder Rehab, Done For Season

Cleveland Indians reliever Rafael Perez is officially out for the season, according to Cleveland manager Manny Acta. Perez, who has been out since April, had a setback in his rehab from a shoulder injury that he suffered in Spring Training.

The Indians said on Tuesday that the setback is inflammation and soreness in the shoulder and that surgery will not be necessary. Perez also sprained his ankle in an Aug. 11 appearance in Triple-A, but he is believed to be recovered from that.

Perez was Cleveland's top lefty reliever out of the bullpen, and they struggled to replace him in 2012. They will have the offseason to determine if he can contribute in 2013, or if they need to look at other options to fill that role.

Take a look at Let's Go Tribe for some more info on the Indians. Head over to Twinkie Town for more Minnesota Twins coverage and check out Baseball Nation for even more news from around the league.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

Continue

Travis Hafner Injury Update: Indians Slugger Could Return In Final 2 Weeks

Cleveland Indians designated hitter Travis Hafner could return to the lineup before Friday.

Paul Hoynes of The Plain Dealer reported Tuesday that Hafner — who went to the disabled list for the second time this season on Aug. 6, this time with a herniated disc in his back — could return before the beginning of the Indians' final road trip of the season.

Indians manager Manny Acta said Hafner has been in the batting cage simulating at bats and is gearing up in hopes of returning before the Indians leave Friday to play three games on the road against the Kansas City Royals and three games at the Chicago White Sox in the team's final road trip of the year.

From Hoynes' article:

When asked what could be accomplished by bringing Hafner back with just 15 games left, Acta said, "If you're [healthy], you should play, regardless of who you are. The season is not over. We're obviously a better ballclub when he's in our lineup and producing."

Hafner has only appeared in 60 games so far this season, and it's guaranteed he'll appear in less than 100 games for the fourth time in the last five years. In 242 plate appearances, his triple-slash line is .239/.355/.453. Hafner made $13 million this season and has a $13 million team option for next season that the Indians can buy out for $2.75 million. Hoynes said the Indians will not pick up the option.

First pitch between the Indians and the Minnesota Twins at 7:05 ET Wednesday.

Take a look at Let's Go Tribe for some more info on the Indians. Head over to Twinkie Town for more Minnesota Twins coverage and check out Baseball Nation for even more news from around the league.

Continue
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Cleveland

You must be a member of SB Nation Cleveland to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Cleveland. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Cleveland

You must be a member of SB Nation Cleveland to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Cleveland. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.