The Cleveland Indians entered tonight's game against the Minnesota Twins trying to end a nine-game losing streak. Early on, it isn't looking good. In the fourth inning at Progressive Field, the Tribe is down 12-1.
Cleveland started the scoring in the first inning when Jason Kipnis scored on a Carlos Santana groundout, but it was all Twins after that. Minnesota scored a ridiculous 10 runs in the second inning.
Josh Willingham and Justin Morneau hit back to back home runs to start it off, then a scoring error by Kipnis resulted in Ryan Doumit reaching home plate. Then, starter Zach McAllister gave up an RBI-single to Ben Revere, a two-run double to Joe Mauer, and another RBI-single, this time to Morneau. That was the end of his evening.
Reliever Josh Tomlin surrendered a three-run home run to Doumit after that and it was 10-1.
Neither team managed a hit in the third inning, then Morneau hit a two-run home run in the fourth. Cleveland will need a big inning of its own soon.
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