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Twins use 10-run inning to send Tribe to 10th straight loss

9:25 PM, Aug 6, 2012   |    comments
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Cleveland -- Justin Morneau launched a pair of home runs, knocked in four runs and scored three times, as the Minnesota Twins sent the Cleveland Indians to their 10th straight loss with a 14-3 drubbing in the opener of a three-game series at Progressive Field.

Ben Revere went 4-for-5 with three runs scored to extend his hitting streak to 20 games and Joe Mauer drove in three runs for the Twins, who scored 10 runs in the second inning en route to their fourth victory in their last five contests. They reached double digits in an inning for the first time since a 10-run seventh frame on June 4, 2002 -- also against the Indians.

Josh Willingham smoked a solo homer and Ryan Doumit clubbed a three-run shot in the lopsided victory.

Scott Diamond (10-5) allowed three runs -- two earned -- on seven hits and a walk with three strikeouts to win for the second time in his last three decisions.

Carlos Santana clubbed a two-run homer for the Indians, whose current streak of futility reached double digits for the first time since the club lost 11 in a row from September 13-24, 2009.

Zach McAllister (4-4) was knocked around for nine runs -- two earned -- on six hits and two walks in just 1 2/3 innings.

 

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