September 16, 2009
MLB: Minnesota 7, Cleveland 3
Michael Cuddyer's three hits and three RBI Wednesday led Minnesota to a 7-3 rout of Cleveland, completing a three-game sweep.
Cuddyer fell a triple short of hitting for the cycle with a third-inning RBI single, a solo homer in the fifth, and an RBI double in the seventh.
Winner Nick Blackburn (10-11) surrendered two runs and eight hits in 6 1/3 innings.
Closer Joe Nathan earned his 41st save by fanning the last two batters.
Matt LaPorta led Cleveland with three hits -- one a two-run homer -- and three RBI.
Michael Brantley, Kelly Shoppach, and Shin-Soo Choo had two hits apiece for the Indians, who have lost eight of nine.
The losing pitcher was starter Aaron Laffey (7-6).