Minnesota Twins sweep Cleveland Indians, take lead in AL Central

Minnesota Twins sweep Cleveland Indians, take lead in AL Central

Minnesota Twins sweep Cleveland Indians, take lead in AL Central

This weekend, Cleveland was the home team for three games against Minnesota.

Mejia twice escaped innings with the bases loaded, and one big inning by the Twins offense was all they needed in a 5-0 win over the AL central leading Indians.

Twins: RHP Kyle Gibson allowed three runs in six innings in a 5-2 loss to Cleveland on June 18. In the three-game series, the Indians were 1-for-23 with runners in scoring position. Dozier followed with a single to right field, giving Minnesota a 5-0 lead and knocking Bauer out of the game. Dozier's home run broke an eighth-inning tie in Saturday's 4-2 victory. "They came in here and wanted it a little bit more than we did".

In this series, Twins starters combined to give up just one run over 15.2 innings. "We wanted to stomp on their throats".

With runners at second and third base and two outs - clinging to a 2-0 lead early in the game - Santana struck out Yan Gomes on a slider that bounced in the dirt.

Sunday, the roles were reversed as the Twins completed a three-game sweep in Cleveland.

"Adalberto probably had the most stressful five-inning, two-hit shutout that I've seen in some time", Twins manager Paul Molitor said. "We got to come out tomorrow and get after it".

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"It's disappointing", Tomlin said. That was an 8-3 Twins loss on May 14 at Progressive Field. The Twins, who have the second highest road winning percentage in the majors (23-9, .791), are six wins from matching their road win total for 2016 (29-52).

"We're a pretty streaky team", Cleveland manager Terry Francona said. "It was a huge, huge game today, going into Boston, and we were able to sweep here and get back in first place where we belong". In the second through fifth innings, Santana delivered an inning-ending strikeout when the Indians had at least one runner in scoring position.

"We talked about how we got embarrassed at home (last weekend)", Twins second baseman Brian Dozier said. Santana struck out Bradley Zimmer with a fastball and got Gomes to fly out to end the 6th with the Twins still hanging onto a 4-0 lead. "There were a number of times where he walked by me a year ago and said, 'Hey, if you need me.' Which you appreciate". "Just keep making your pitches in good locations. But try to locate everything". The Twins improbably overcame all those lineup absences and beat the Indians on Saturday.

Miguel Sano did not play in the first two games of the series because of illness. Max Kepler, out Saturday after fouling a ball off his foot, played right field.

Indians: Jackson (left quad tightness) left in the fifth inning and is listed as day to day.

Indians: OF Brandon Guyer (sprained left wrist) has appeared in four games on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Columbus and could rejoin the major league team in a couple of days. Jason Kipnis opened the game with a throwing error and after a walk, Robbie Grossman doubled to right field to make it 1-0 and ensure that the error was costly.

For Monday's game, the Twins will be going with RHP Jose Berrios in the start.

Davies (8-4) had allowed a career-high eight runs in his last start but fired seven shutout innings against Atlanta to help the Brewers salvage one game in the three-game series.

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