The Cleveland Indians completed the 3-game sweep over the Minnesota Twins, winning game-3 by a score of 6-2. The Tribe missed one game due to inclement weather and that game will be played at a later date.
With the win, the Tribe is now 8-7 on the season, and are tied with the Detroit Tigers for first place in the American League Central. Cleveland sent Trevor Bauer to the mound to start last nights game.
He pitched for 6-1/3rd innings, giving up 3 hits and 2 earned runs. He struck out 7 and walked 3 batters.
The Indians fell behind in the 4th inning and trailed the Twins after Bauer was charged with a balk. Cleveland would start mounting their charge in the 5th, when Carlos Santana hit a double to deep right that scored , Almonte.
The charge would continue in the 7th, when Santana hit another double to left that scored , Díaz and the hit also moved Martínez to third. Brantley would get a walk, and Martinez would score. Then Ramírez walked and Santana scored.
After 7, the Indians were in the lead 4-2, then in the 9th the Indians would score two more runs, the first coming off a Chisenhall double to deep center that allowed Ramírez to score.
Then Gomes hit a double to left which allowed Chisenhall to score. That's the way this one would end, and it moved the Cleveland Indians to the top of the standing in the A.L. Central.
The Tribe will take on the White Sox tonight to start a 3-game series in Chicago.
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