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Cleveland shuts out Twins: House throws 5 1/3 scoreless innings as Indians defeat Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS -- The Cleveland Indians got five-plus scoreless innings from left-hander T.J. House in a 5-0 win against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday at Target Field.

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Photo by Jesse Johnson / USA TODAY Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona, right, pulls Cleveland Indians starting pitcher T.J. House, middle left, from the game in the sixth inning against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday at Target Field in Minneapolis.

MINNEAPOLIS - The Cleveland Indians got five-plus scoreless innings from left-hander T.J. House in a 5-0 win against the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday at Target Field.
After allowing five runs to the Twins in the first inning Tuesday, Indians pitchers kept the Twins off the scoreboard for 17 consecutive innings heading into the final game of the series Thursday afternoon.
House allowed four hits and three walks but worked out of small jams in the first and second inning before getting a lead from the Cleveland offense.
The Indians had a 3-0 lead when the bullpen took over with one out in the sixth. Four pitchers combined to throw 3 2/3 innings of relief allowing only two base-runners over that span.
Cleveland’s offense tacked on single runs in the seventh and ninth innings to provide the final margin.
Third baseman Mike Aviles led the offensive charge for the Indians, going 3 for 4 with an RBI single in the fourth and a solo homer in the ninth.
House got credit for the win, his second of the season. Twins right-hander Ricky Nolasco took the loss, dropping to 5-9. He went 6 2/3 innings, allowing four earned runs on eight hits and a walk.
The Indians took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on a solo homer by designated hitter Zach Walters, who hit a mammoth blast into the second deck in right-center field for his sixth homer of the year.
An RBI double by second baseman Jason Kipnis made it 2-0 in the top of the fourth inning. Two batters later, Kipnis scored on a single by third baseman Mike Aviles.

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