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Game Thread: April 9, 2006

Season 106, Game 6

Minnesota (1-4) at Cleveland (4-1), 1:05 PM (STO)

Starting Pitchers:

Cleveland: Jake Westbrook (1-0, 2.84 ERA)
Minnesota: Johan Santana (0-1, 6.35 ERA)

The Indians are playing with house money as they look for a series sweep. Santana had a shaky debut (5.2 IP, 4 ER) in his first start of 2006, but counting on him to be that "bad" again is a fool's errand.

Jake Westbrook will be the second straight ground-baller the Twins face in the series. Manager Eric Wedge had originally set up the rotation to avoid consecutive pitchers with similar styles, but CC Sabathia's injury scuttled those plans.