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Cruz, Twins Power Up Again In 7-5 Win Against Indians

Minnesota Twins' Ryan Jeffers, right, smiles as he is congratulated by Max Kepler after hitting a two-run home run off Cleveland Indians pitcher Cal Quantrill during the fifth inning of a baseball game Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Minnesota Twins’ Ryan Jeffers, proper, smiles as he’s congratulated by Max Kepler after hitting a two-run residence run off Cleveland Indians pitcher Cal Quantrill throughout the fifth inning of a baseball recreation Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Craig Lassig)

Nelson Cruz hit his 16th homer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 75 on Sunday to finish a sweep of their weekend collection.

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  • Last Updated: September 14, 2020, 3:57 AM IST

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MINNEAPOLIS: Nelson Cruz hit his 16th homer, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 7-5 on Sunday to finish a sweep of their weekend collection.

Marwin Gonzalez, Ryan Jeffers and Josh Donaldson additionally linked, serving to Minnesota win for the 10th time in 12 video games. The Twins have a number of homers in six straight video games, together with 11 within the collection towards Cleveland.






The Twins stayed one recreation again of AL Central-leading Chicago, which beat Detroit 5-2 on Sunday. The Twins go to the White Sox for the opener of a four-game collection on Monday evening.

Caleb Thielbar (2-0) acquired the win, recording two outs in reduction of Michael Pineda. Sergio Romo earned his fourth save by placing out Franmil Reyes and retiring Tyler Naquin on a fly ball to heart after permitting two hits within the ninth.

Indians rookie Triston McKenzie (2-1) struggled for the primary time in his fifth profession begin. McKenzie gave up 5 runs in four 1/Three innings, regardless of surrendering simply three hits. He struck out seven, issued one stroll and hit a batter.

Cesar Hernandez and Carlos Santana every had three hits, however the Indians dropped their sixth straight recreation.


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