Series preview: Twins at Cleveland

  • Updated: June 21, 2013 - 12:20 AM

twins at cleveland series preview

THREE-GAME SERIES AT PROGRESSIVE FIELD

Friday, 6:05 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Samuel Deduno (3-1, 3.26) vs. LHP Scott Kazmir (3-4, 5.89)

Saturday, 6:15 p.m. • Ch. 9, 96.3-FM

RHP P.J. Walters (2-2, 3.23) vs. RHP Corey Kluber (5-4, 3.58)

Sunday, 12:05 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Mike Pelfrey (3-6, 6.11) vs.

RHP Carlos Carrasco (0-2, 8.40)

TWINS UPDATE

The Twins are 1-2 against the Indians this season but were 12-6 against them last year, including 6-3 in Cleveland. … They are 14-19 on the road, but 6-12 in American League Central road games. Of their 93 games remaining, more than half (47) are against division opponents. … Deduno is 2-0 with a 3.50 ERA in three starts against the Indians. … They are 11-10 in one-run games. … They are 16-12 in day games, and tied with the Orioles, Tigers and Yankees for most AL daytime victories. … Pelfrey’s best Twins start came in Cleveland May 5: six innings, four hits, one run and seven strikeouts.

INDIANS UPDATE

They have recovered from an eight-game losing streak (and 4-16 stretch) to win six of eight and climb back into second place in the AL Central. … They have played 15 consecutive games decided by three runs or less, but they don’t mind; close games are their specialty. Cleveland is an MLB-best 13-7 in one-run games this year (.650), and 109-87 (. 556) in one-run games over the past five seasons. … The Indians are 22-14 at home. … They are without C Lou Marson (shoulder), SS Asdrubal Cabrera (quad) and closer Chris Perez (shoulder), whose Friday return was postponed after he was hit hard in a Class AA rehab assignment this week. … Carlos Santana is 4-for-5 against Twins closer Glen Perkins and has homered in his past two at-bats against him. ... Kazmir held the Twins to two runs in six innings in May, striking out seven.

PHIL MILLER

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