The Indians Take 3-Of-4 From The Twins.

By Scott Manning
Aug. 12, 2019

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Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
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The Cleveland Indians Went To Minneapolis Minnesota To Face The Minnesota Twins In a Huge Four Game Set At Target Field The Indians Took 3-Of-4 From The Twins To Pull Into a Tie Atop Of The American League Central. The Cleveland Indians Are 42-17 Since June 2nd. But The Twins Have Lead The Division From Late April To August 9th, The Longest In Baseball. So What Was Happened Since June Well Here's An Idea.

This Is What The American League Central Looked Like Back On June 2nd.

Minnesota Twins -

Cleveland Indians 11.5 GB

Chicago White Sox 11.5 GB

Now This Is What The American League Central Looks Like Now.

Cleveland Indians -

Minnesota Twins -

Chicago White Sox 18 GB

That's The Division But This Is What Happened Over The Weekend In This Four Game Set. I Have The Pitching Matchups For All Four Games And The Pitching Was Fairy Good In All Four Games.

Thursday..

Indians Ace Mike Clevinger Pitched 7 Solid Innings Of Work And Nine Strikeouts Along With 2 Earned Runs And 2 Walks. Clevinger Gets The Win.

Twins Ace Kyle Gibson, Was Not As Lucky As He Only Pitched 4 1/3 Allowing Five Earned Runs, Six Walks, But He Did Have Two Strikeouts As Gibson Gets The Loss.

Indians Closer Brad Hand Gets The Save But Just Barley As He Pitched 1 1/3 With No Earned Runs No Strikeouts But He Did Hand Out Two Walks. Hand Gets The Save.

Indians Win 7-5.

Friday..

Indians Pitchers Shane Bieber Had An Impressive Outing On Friday. He pitched Seven Solid Innings. He Had 11 Strikeouts, He Gave Up Two Earned Runs And Handed Out Two Walks, Bieber Gets The Win.

Twins Starter Devin Smeltzer Was Not Good At All. He Pitched 4 1/3 Innings And Gave Up Six Earned Runs And Gave Out Three Walks, Buit He Did Have Four Strikeouts. Smeltzer Gets The Loss.

Indians Win 6-2.

Saturday..

Twins Starter Jake Ordorizzi, Was Excellent For The Twins Giving Up No Earned Runs In 5 2/3 Innings Of Work, He Also Struck Out Six Batters And Had Four Walks.

Ordoizzi Gets The Win.

Indians Starter Adam Plutko, Was Not As Fortunate, He Pitched Six Innings Giving Up Four Earned Runs On Nine Hits And He Did Walk One. Plutko Gets The Loss.

Twins Reliver Taylor Rogers, Gets The Save As He Pitched 2 Fantastic Innings With No Earned Runs And He Had Two Strikeouts. Rogers Gets The Save.

Twins Win 4-1.

Sunday..

Indians Fresh Starter Aaron Civale, Got The Ball In The Finale On Sunday. He Pitched Six Good Innings. Giving Up One Earned Run On Four Hits And He Did Have Five Strikeouts In The Game, He Gets The No Decision.

Twins Starter Jose Berrios, Could Have Done Better On Sunday. He Pitched Six Innings Giving Up Three Earned Runs On Six Hits. He Also Had a Walk And Four Strikeouts. Berrios a No Decision.

Brad Hand, Gets The Win For The Indians As He Pitched One Inning And He Gave Up Two Earned Runs But He Did Strikeout One, Hand Gets The Win.

Taylor Rogers, Should Have Stayed Home On Sunday. He only Pitched 1/3 Of An Inning And Gave Up Four Earned Runs And a Walk. Rogers Gets The Loss.

Hitting For The Indians Was Fantastic..

Carlos Santana: He's Hitting .282, But In This Series Santana Was 4-For-15 With a Game Winning Grand Slam On Sunday. He Also Had Six RBI's In The Series. Santana Also Had Three Walks And Two Strikeouts.

Francisco Lindor: He's Hitting .300, And Man Did It Show. Lindor was 4-For-15 With a Stolen Base And a Run. Lindor Also Had Three Walks And a Strikeout.

Jose Ramirez: He's Hitting .248, But Ramirez Had a Good Series For Him. He Was 5-For-16 With Four RBI's And a Stolen Base, But He Did Have Two Walks And Two Strikeouts.

Yasiel Puig: He's Hitting .263, But It Was Puig Who Was The Hottest Of All. Puig Was 8-for-18 With a Home Run And a Triple, Puig Also Had Three RBI's But He Did Strikeout Three Times.

Those Four Big Bats For The Indians Were a Combined 21-For-64 In This Four Game Set.

The Twins Hitting Suffered a Huge Set Back As Nelson Cruz Was Placed On The 10-Day Injured List With a Strained Wrist. And It Showed In This Series.

Max Kepler: He's Hitting .261, He Was 2-For-18 In This Series. He Did Have a Home Run And One RBI. However He Struck Out Twice.

Jorge Polanco: He's Hitting .295, He Was 5-For-17 With a Double And One RBI. But He Also Struck Out Twice.

Eddie Rosario: He's Hitting .284, He Was 3-For-17 In This Series With a Home Run, One RBI And a Double. However He Struck Out Three Times.

Marwin Gonzalez: He's Hitting .253, But He Was The Best Of The Bunch In This Series. He Went 6-For-15 With a Home Run And Three RBI'S

Those Four Big Bats For The Twins Were a Combined 16-For-67.

The Indians Took 3-Of-4 From The Twins So What's Next You Ask For Both Teams. Well For The Minnesota Twins They Have An Easy Schedule. They Have Two Games Against The Milwaukee Brewers. Then They Have Four Games Against The Texas Rangers. And Then They Have Three Games Against The Chicago White Sox.

As For The Indians It's Going To Be Harder For Them. They Have a Quick Series At Home Against The Boston Red Sox. Then They Hit The Big Apple In New York For a Seven Game Road Trip. First They Have a Four Game Set Against The New York Yankees At Yankee Stadium. And Then It's Off To Citi Field For a Three Game Set Against The Surging New York Mets.

This Is Going To Be Close The Rest Of The Way In The American League Central So Buckle Your Seat Belts Baseball Fans Because The Pennant Chase Has Started.

Bottom Line..