Lowe Shuts Down the Twins
Derek Lowe is on a roll. On Tuesday afternoon, the veteran Indians pitcher coasted to a complete game shutout as the Tribe beat the Twins 5-0.
Lowe kept the Twins down. Literally. He induced 22 ground ball outs, and had the Twins hit into 4 double plays en route to his sixth win against just one loss this season.
With the win, the Indians split their six-game road trip, recovering nicely after losing three of four to the Red Sox. Cleveland took both games in Minnesota before coming back to Cleveland to begin a home stand.
Cleveland’s offense got one run in the first, thanks to a Casey Kotchman RBI single. An Asdrubal Cabrera RBI single in the 3rd inning made it 2-0 Tribe.
Cleveland got lots of power in the 5th inning as Choo, Cabrera and Santana ripped solo homers for a 5-0 lead. Choo, Cabrera, Santana and Brantley had two hits each.
With the win, the Tribe is 20-16 on the year and still in first place in their division. They begin a home series with the Seattle Mariners Wednesday night at Progressive Field.