Clevinger stays hot as Indians top Twins

Cleveland Indians Mike Clevinger throws to the Minnesota Twins in the sixth inning

Clayton King Cleveland Indians Mike Clevinger throws to the Minnesota Twins in the sixth inning

The Minnesota Twins were hoping that this would be the year.

Garver hit his second homer of the game, a three-run shot, in the seventh inning, helping the Twins rally past the Cleveland Indians 5-3 on Saturday night.

The bats would fall silent even though Aaron Civale would give the Twins their share of opportunities, but Odorizzi would continue his dominance over the Indians to help maintain the lead. He is eligible for free agency after the season and would serve the remainder of the suspension next year.

The Cleveland Indians and the host Minnesota Twins have split the first two games of their three-game series. He hasn't lost since June 28. He is 10-0 with a 1.95 ERA in that stretch. "It was a good meeting for everybody in there in a lot of different ways".

The Twins also traded for Ryan LaMarre in a deal with the Braves on Sunday. But Mike was terrific. It still isn't out of the question of them climbing ahead of either the Houston Astros or New York Yankees in the overall American League playoff seeding. "People see the hair flying and everything else, but he works really hard". Oscar Mercado and Carlos Santana each finished 0-for-3 with a walk and a run. "I don't know what happened in my mind". "We showed up here to win, and that's what we did". In his final start of the year on Friday, he threw six innings of four hit ball, allowing just one run as he walked two batters with ten strikeouts. "We've got to keep fighting for these last 20 games, but we should be good".

Francisco Lindor kept the Tribe's offense moving forward with a leadoff homer in the fifth.

Clevinger will bless the Tribe with his veteran presence on the mound against the Twins on Sunday. Luis Arraez singled and Ehire Adrianza doubled to put men on second and third and knocked Clevinger out of the game. Willians Astudillo was 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Wittgren ended the rally by striking out C.J. Cron and Carver. So when the ninth inning plate appearance came around, with two runners on base and a three-run deficit against closer Brad Hand, you had a pretty solid idea that Cruz (wrist) was not going to be the one taking swings.

However, that production will now be absent from any October games, with the suspension rendering Pineda ineligible for postseason play.

"But his fastball was better".

The Indians are 2-6 in their last 8 during game 3 of a series, 6-0 in Clevingers last 6 road starts and 8-2 in Clevingers last 10 starts. Shane Bieber leads the team with a 3.24 earned run average. The right-hander would go 5 1/3 innings and be the second straight Minnesota pitcher to strike out 10 Indians before running into trouble in the top of the sixth.

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