Indians Game Information, August 7
CLEVELAND INDIANS (50-59, 3rd, -10.5 G) vs. MINNESOTA TWINS (48-61)
RHP Corey Kluber (0-0, 12.46) vs. RHP Samuel Deduno (3-0, 2.48)
First Pitch: 7:05 p.m. (ET) at Progressive Field
TV: STO Radio: WTAM, Indians Radio Network
PESTANO POSTING ZEROS: VINNIE PESTANO worked 2.0 scoreless frames on Sunday to extend his active scoreless streak to 18.0 innings, tied with JUSTIN MASTERSON (June 9-20) for the longest by an Indians hurler this season, longest by an Indians reliever since JOE SMITH strung together 19.0 consecutive spotless frames last season from June 2-15.
INDIANS H.O.F. BENEFIT LUNCHEON: The Cleveland Indians will hold the first ever Indians Hall of Fame Benefit Luncheon, supported by Medical Mutual, in the Progressive Field Terrace Club on Saturday, Aug. 11 (11AM-1PM)…the event will be held on Indians Hall of Fame induction day featuring 2012 inductee GAYLORD PERRY, along with existing Hall of Famers SAM McDOWELL, ANDRE THORNTON, MIKE HARGROVE, SANDY ALOMAR JR. and KENNY LOFTON (subject to change)…tickets can be purchased at www.indians.com/hoflunch.
KIPNIS TO BE HONORED: JASON KIPNIS has been named as one of 30 preliminary winners of the 2012 Heart and Hustle Award, an annual distinction administered to one player from each team by the MLBPAA…the award honors active players who demonstrate an exceptional passion, desire and work ethic both on and off the field…Jason will be recognized during an on-field ceremony prior to tonight’s first pitch with SANDY ALOMAR JR. scheduled to present the award.