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Cleveland will get the higher hand on a sport of dwelling runs, beating Twins 4-1

CLEVELAND — Cleveland gained Thursday’s home-run derby and the finale in a four-game sequence with the Twins, 4-1 at Progressive Area. All 5 runs all evening got here on dwelling runs on a cool, breezy, early autumn evening.



a baseball player holding a bat on a field: Franmil Reyes of the Cleveland Indians hits a two-run home run against the Minnesota Twins during the third inning at Progressive Field on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Cleveland.


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Franmil Reyes of the Cleveland Indians hits a two-run dwelling run in opposition to the Minnesota Twins through the third inning at Progressive Area on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021, in Cleveland.

Cleveland hit three of them, two solos and a two-run homer.

The Twins entered the evening having allowed 211 dwelling runs, second solely within the majors to Baltimore’s 212 and forward of Washington’s 207.

Twins first baseman Miguel Sano hit the sport’s first one, within the second inning. However that is the one run they produced all evening.

Sano scored first for the Twins on a first-pitch, 375-foot shot into the left-field bleachers to guide off the second inning. It was his twenty sixth this season and his second in as many nights after he hit a solo homer in Wednesday’s 3-0 victory.

It additionally was his second on a street journey that started final Friday at Tampa Bay.That is all they mustered.

The loss was Twins energetic supervisor Invoice Evers’ first loss in seven video games substituting on the job for Tampa Bay’s Joe Maddon in 2006 and mentee Rocco Baldelli.

Baldelli nonetheless stays one victory away from 200 profession wins. All of the video games Evers managed go on Baldelli’s profession file.

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Baldelli left Sunday’s victory at Tampa Bay within the eighth inning to catch a flight dwelling to Minnesota for the delivery of his and his spouse Allie’s first baby. He’s set to return to managing the staff Friday in opposition to Kansas Metropolis at Goal Area.

Andrew Albers was one thing of a sudden starter for the Twins on Thursday evening after scheduled starter Randy Dobnak’s strained ligament in the course of his throwing hand flared throughout a catch-pitch session Wednesday afternoon.

Albers was summoned from St. Paul, the place he was despatched after he allowed 9 runs in three innings in his final begin, on Saturday at Tampa Bay.

Albers arrived in Cleveland simply earlier than midnight Wednesday evening and went 4 innings earlier than right-hander Luke Farrell after which Ralph Garza Jr. got here on in reduction. His counterpart, Cleveland starter Cal Quantrill went eight innings earlier than he was eliminated with two outs.

He allowed Sano’s second inning homer and a Brent Rooker single within the second inning after which did not permit one other hit till pinch-hitter Ryan Jeffers’ single within the eighth inning.

Quantrill allowed 4 hits, that one run, walked two and struck out 5. His 109 pitches and 7 and two-third innings thrown had been profession highs.

Cleveland slugger and DH Franmil Reyes’ two-run, two-out third inning dwelling run gave his staff a 2-0 lead an inning later.

This one was on a 1-0 depend and hit 418 ft away with heart fielder Myles Straw scored forward of him. Albers walked Straw to begin an inning during which he allowed 4 batters on base.

Proper fielder Oscar Mercado added a solo dwelling run within the fourth inning to make it three for the evening.

Third baseman Jose Ramirez made it 4 dwelling runs with one down the right-field line to guide off the seventh inning.

It was his thirty third this season and it went 362 into the brief right-field porch on a 2-2 pitch.

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