The Cleveland Guardians dropped the nightcap of the doubleheader to the Minnesota Twins in a 6-0 shutout loss tonight. This split the pair after the afternoon victory, and put the Guards currently at 1-3 in this weeks 5-game series against the Twins.
For Cleveland (Now 37-34), there was no scoring as they were shutout by Twins pitching. This was the fourth shutout for the Cleveland Guardians so far this season. Starting Pitcher Konnor Pilkington also takes the loss(now 1-1), after going just 4.1 innings and allowing 4 runs on 8 hits, while racking up 4 strikeouts, and letting 4 on base with walks.
For Minnesota (Now 43-34), the scoring was spread out evenly throughout the game. It started in the top of the 3rd inning when DH Luiz Arrea tripled to deep right to score SS Carlos Correa. Also in the third would come a 409 ft homerun to left center from 2B Jorge Polanco, to score himself and Arraez. The next scoring was in the top of the 5th, when Polanco grounded out into a fielders choice at second base, in order to score Arraez and Correa, as well as CF Byron Buxton, with the help of a Guardians error. After this was the top of the 6th, with a 398 ft homerun to left from 1B Jose Miranda, and then the scoring for Minnesota would finish in the ninth, with the third Homer in this game for the Twins. This time it was Buxton with a 427 ft bomb to center, to add insult to injury in this shutout defeat for the Guards. Starting Pitcher Josh Winder also took the win (now 3-2), after going 6 full innings and not allowing any runs on 4 hits, while racking up just 1 strikeout and letting 1 batter on with a walk.
The next game will be tommorow, Wednesday June 28th, with another 7:10pm first pitch (pregame starting on WQKT at 6:35pm). Cal Quantrill is the probable starter for the Guards.