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Wednesday June 14, 1978
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The Twins handed the Indians their seventh defeat in the last 10 games, 8-2. Two runs came in the first inning on a double by Willie Norwood, single by Rod Carew, an infield out and a single by Jose Morales.

The Twins added three more in the third, and Dan Ford slugged a two-run homer to cap a three-run fourth frame. Norwood singled and Carew doubled to open the inning and knock out starter David Clyde. Reliever Al Fitzmorris uncorked a wild pitch to score Norwood before Ford unloaded his homer. [The Sporting News]


Minnesota Twins 8, Cleveland Indians 2

Game Played on Wednesday, June 14, 1978 (Night game) at Metropolitan Stadium

Indians      0  0  0    1  0  0    0  1  0  -   2 10  0
Twins        2  0  3    3  0  0    0  0  x  -   8 13  0


Indians              AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG      Twins                AB   R   H RBI    BB  SO    AVG
Dade rf               5   0   1   0     0   1   .297      Norwood lf            5   2   2   0     0   2   .256
Kuiper 2b             5   0   1   0     0   0   .233      Carew 1b              5   2   2   0     0   0   .355
Bell 3b               5   1   3   0     0   0   .315      Ford cf               5   1   1   2     0   3   .307
Thornton 1b           5   0   0   0     0   0   .256      Rivera rf             3   1   0   1     1   0   .315
Grubb lf              3   1   1   1     1   0   .238      Morales dh            4   1   2   1     0   0   .345
Norris dh             2   0   2   0     2   0   .274      Wolfe 3b              3   1   2   1     1   0   .258
Manning cf            4   0   0   0     0   1   .249      Wynegar c             3   0   0   1     1   0   .246
Veryzer ss            3   0   1   1     0   0   .258      Smalley ss            3   0   2   1     1   0   .250
  Cage ph             1   0   0   0     0   0   .219      Randall 2b            4   0   2   0     0   0   .273
  Blanks ss           0   0   0   0     0   0   .227      Erickson p            0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
Hassey c              4   0   1   0     0   0   .203
Clyde p               0   0   0   0     0   0   .000
  Fitzmorris p        0   0   0   0     0   0   .000

Totals               37   2  10   2     3   2             Totals               35   8  13   7     4   5

Time of Game: 2:30   Attendance:  6,612
Left on Base: Indians 11, Twins 8
DP: Indians 2, Twins 0
Doubles: Norris (4), Bell (15), Norwood (15), Wolfe (5), Carew (8)
Triples: Bell (5)
Home Runs: Ford (8)
Stolen Bases: Carew (6)
GIDP: Morales (3)
Hit by Pitch: Rivera (2,by Fitzmorris)


Indians                IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Clyde L(4-1)            3     9   7   7   2   2   0  20   3.72
Fitzmorris              5     4   1   1   2   3   1  20   6.28
Totals                  8    13   8   8   4   5   1  40

Twins                  IP     H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR BFP    ERA
Erickson W(7-4)         9    10   2   2   3   2   0  40   4.50
Totals                  9    10   2   2   3   2   0  40

Hit by Pitch: Fitzmorris (1)
Wild Pitches: Fitzmorris (2)

Umpires: HP - Ken Kaiser, 1B - Mike Reilly, 2B - Bill Haller, 3B - Lou DiMuro


INDIANS 1ST: Dade lined to second; Kuiper grounded out
(shortstop to first); Bell tripled to right; Thornton flied out
to center; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 0, Twins 0.

TWINS 1ST: Norwood doubled to right; On a bunt Carew singled to
third [Norwood to third]; Carew stole second; Ford was called
out on strikes; Rivera grounded out (shortstop to first)
[Norwood scored, Carew to third]; Morales singled to second
[Carew scored]; Wolfe grounded out (third to first); 2 R, 3 H, 0
E, 1 LOB.  Indians 0, Twins 2.

INDIANS 2ND: Grubb flied out to left; Norris doubled to left;
Manning struck out; Veryzer lined to pitcher; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1
LOB.  Indians 0, Twins 2.

TWINS 2ND: Wynegar walked; Smalley forced Wynegar (pitcher to
shortstop); Randall singled to right [Smalley to second];
Norwood struck out; Carew forced Randall (third to second); 0 R,
1 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.  Indians 0, Twins 2.

INDIANS 3RD: Hassey grounded out (first to pitcher); Dade
singled to right; Kuiper grounded out (first unassisted) [Dade
to second]; Bell popped to first; 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians
0, Twins 2.

TWINS 3RD: Ford grounded out (shortstop to first); Rivera
walked; Morales singled to right [Rivera to third]; Wolfe
doubled to left [Rivera scored, Morales to third]; Wynegar
grounded out (shortstop to first) [Morales scored]; Smalley
singled to left [Wolfe scored]; Randall forced Smalley (second
to shortstop); 3 R, 3 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 0, Twins 5.

INDIANS 4TH: Thornton grounded out (third to first); Grubb
walked; Norris singled to left [Grubb to second]; Manning flied
out to center [Grubb to third]; Veryzer singled to right [Grubb
scored, Norris to third]; Hassey popped to shortstop; 1 R, 2 H,
0 E, 2 LOB.  Indians 1, Twins 5.

TWINS 4TH: Norwood singled to center; Carew doubled to left
[Norwood to third]; FITZMORRIS REPLACED CLYDE (PITCHING);
Fitzmorris threw a wild pitch [Norwood scored, Carew to third];
Ford homered [Carew scored]; Rivera was hit by a pitch; Morales
grounded into a double play (third to second to first) [Rivera
out at second]; Wolfe singled to left; Wynegar grounded out
(third to first); 3 R, 4 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 1, Twins 8.

INDIANS 5TH: Dade flied out to right; Kuiper grounded out
(second to first); Rick Waits ejected by HP umpire Ken
Kaiser; Bell grounded out (shortstop to first); 0 R, 0 H, 0
E, 0 LOB.  Indians 1, Twins 8.

TWINS 5TH: Smalley singled to left; Randall singled to center
[Smalley to third]; Norwood reached on a fielder's choice
[Smalley out at home (first to catcher to third), Randall to
second]; Carew hit into a double play (shortstop to second)
[Randall out at third (second to third), Norwood out at second];
0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 1, Twins 8.

INDIANS 6TH: Thornton grounded out (third to first); Grubb flied
out to left; Norris walked; Manning forced Norris (shortstop to
second); 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 1, Twins 8.

TWINS 6TH: Ford struck out; Rivera grounded out (third to
first); Morales flied out to center; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.
Indians 1, Twins 8.

INDIANS 7TH: Veryzer flied out to left; Hassey singled to left;
Dade forced Hassey (shortstop to second); Kuiper forced Dade
(shortstop to second); 0 R, 1 H, 0 E, 1 LOB.  Indians 1, Twins 8.

TWINS 7TH: Wolfe walked; Wynegar grounded out (catcher to first)
[Wolfe to second]; Smalley was walked intentionally; Randall
flied out to right; Norwood struck out; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Indians 1, Twins 8.

INDIANS 8TH: Bell doubled to left; Thornton flied out to center;
Grubb singled to center [Bell scored]; Norris walked [Grubb to
second]; Manning flied to left in foul territory; CAGE BATTED
FOR VERYZER; Cage flied out to center; 1 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2 LOB.
Indians 2, Twins 8.

TWINS 8TH: BLANKS REPLACED CAGE (PLAYING SS); Carew grounded out
(pitcher to first); Ford was called out on strikes; Rivera flied
out to right; 0 R, 0 H, 0 E, 0 LOB.  Indians 2, Twins 8.

INDIANS 9TH: Hassey flied out to center; Dade struck out; Kuiper
singled to center; Bell singled to right [Kuiper to second];
Thornton popped to first in foul territory; 0 R, 2 H, 0 E, 2
LOB.  Indians 2, Twins 8.



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