Twins Rookie Pitcher Improves To 2-0

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013 at 7:20 am

Where have you been all season Andrew Albers? The Twins rookie pitcher got the second start of his career on Monday night, and again powered his team to an impressive victory. Minnesota beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 at Target Field.

Not only did Albers pitch a complete game shutout, but he only allowed the Tribe to notch two hits. He routinely got ahead early in the pitch count throwing first pitch strikes to 23 of the 29 batters he faced. Albers is now 2-0 since getting called up to the major leagues last week.

Offensively, for the second straight game the Twins scored all of their runs on a pair of homers. Getting back into the act was Brian Dozier, who went yard in the first inning to make it 1-0. Then, in the second inning, Trevor Plouffe hit a two-run blast for the Twins to make it 3-0 and Albers took control from there.

Minnesota is now just 10 games under .500 at 53-63. The two teams will meet again on Tuesday night at 7:10 on 100.9 Cool Country. Sam Deduno takes on Zach McAllister.

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