The Cleveland Guardians were able to defeat the Minnesota Twins on Wednesday night by a final score of 11-10. The Guardians were able to rally from down three runs in the top of the 9th inning to score four and get the win.
The win for the Guardians is the team’s 17th in the last 21 games, all while now taking sole possession of the American League Central division.
For Cleveland (36-28), shortstop Amed Rosario went 4-5 at the plate while getting two RBIs, while outfielder Oscar Gonzalez went 2-5 at the plate while getting four RBIs. Starting pitcher Triston McKenzie went 4.1 while striking out five batters, but allowing nine hits and six earned runs. Relief pitcher Sam Hentges got his first win of the season for going one scoreless inning, while closer Emmanuel Clase got his 17th save of the season in the bottom of the 9th.
For Minnesota (38-32), shortstop Carlos Correa went 2-5 at the plate with both hits being homeruns, while third baseman Gio Urshela went 3-4 at the plate with a homerun. Starting pitcher Sonny Gray went 4.0 innings with four strikeouts and allowing eight hits and three earned runs. Relief pitcher Griffin Jax took his second loss of the season for going 1.0 inning and allowing one hit and earned run.
The Guardians will wrap up this three-game road series against the Minnesota Twins on Thursday, June 23rd, with first pitch set for 1:10 p.m.