The Cleveland Guardians defeated the Minnesota Twins on the road on Thursday by a final score of 4-2 to begin the three-game road series.

For Cleveland (6-2), the Guardians scored three runs in the 4th inning due to RBI singles by third baseman Jose Ramirez and outfielder Tyler Freeman and a sacrifice fly by designated hitter Will Brennan, which gave Cleveland a 3-0 lead. The Guardians only other run came in the 6th inning when Cleveland scored off a fielding error by Minnesota, which gave Cleveland a 4-1 lead.

Starting pitcher Tanner Bibee got his first win of the season for going 5.1 innings, striking out nine batters and allowing five hits and no walks for one earned runs. Closer Emmanuel Clase got his third save of the season for going the 9th inning and allowing no hits or runs. Five different Guardians pitchers saw action on Thursday, striking out 15 combined batters.

For Minnesota (3-3), the Twins got on the board in the 5th inning when second baseman Edouard Julien hit a solo home run to cut the Cleveland lead to 3-1. Later in the 7th inning, third baseman Willi Castro was able to score off a wild pitch from Cleveland pitcher Hunter Gaddis, cutting the Cleveland lead to 4-2.

Starting pitcher Pablo Lopez suffered his first loss of the season for going 5.2 innings, striking two batters, and allowing six hits and a walk for four runs with three earned.

The Guardians will continue their road series against the Minnesota Twins on Saturday, April 6th, with first pitch at 2:10 p.m.