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Reuters Minnesota starting pitcher Andrew Albers delivers a pitch during the first inning against the Cleveland Indians on Monday in Minneapolis

Twins' Albers tosses 2-hit shutout

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MINNEAPOLIS — In his second career start, rookie Andrew Albers pitched a shutout as the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-0 at Target Field on Monday night.

Albers, spotted to an early three-run lead, kept the Indians off balance with mid-80s fastball and offspeed pitches in the 70s. He was nearly perfect, throwing 102 pitches in nine innings, giving up no runs, two hits and no walks and two strike outs.

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