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Indians 9, Twins 3: Circle the wagons!

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Twins will have to do better than this to avoid a massacre

Cleveland Indians v Minnesota Twins - Game One
Raise your hand if you’re going to the play in the ALDS this year.
Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Kyle Gibson was very Kyle Gibson today. Kyle Gibson started the game off by loading the bases with no outs, a 2-run RBI line drive by Jay Bruce put the Indians on the board first.

A line drive and a wild pitch put Yan Gomes in scoring position for Jason Kipnis to knock home and put the Indians up 3-0 in the 2nd. Gibson managed to hit two batters, including Indians MVP candidate, Jose Ramirez, who left the game for x-rays. Molly pulled Gibson early in the 5th after Kyle let two more batters get on base.

On the Twins’ side, it looked like they were going to knock Carlos Corrasco pretty hard. In the bottom of the 1st, with some long at bats, Twins loaded up the bases with no outs... and managed to come away empty handed (sad face). Byron Buxton hung a long dong deep, deep into the seats in the 2nd, but that was all the Twins managed to score off of Cy Young candidate, Carlos “Rascal” Corrasco. Corrasco managed to last five innings, striking out nine Twins batters.

FFWD to the bottom of the 7th, Buxton gets a lead-off walk that Jorge Polanco made haunt by hitting a triple into the right corner. So, runner on third with no outs, should be another easy run right? Nope. Two strikeouts and a groundout ended that plan. Still, the Twins were within a run and things were looking pretty good. 3-2 Indians at that point.

in the 8th, Buddy Boshers let a couple of runners on base, so Ryan Pressly came in to promptly give up a 3-run homer to Yan Gomes and a solo jack to Kipnis, to make it 7-2 Indians. In the bottom half, a walk, a bloop, and a blast by Eduardo Escobar got the Twins a run back, although it should’ve been two but Joe Mauer got tagged out at home a batter earlier for some reason.

Our old pal, Glen Perkins came back and got one out, but gave up a couple of runs and hit a couple of guys. Maybe should’ve stopped off at Rochester first.

Nick Goody came in for the 9th and mercifully put the Twins out of their misery by striking out the side.

  • Twins pitchers hit 4 batters this game and lead the AL in hit batsmen, but James Caan will never f#%& with Miguel Sano again.
  • Indians pitchers had 19 strikeouts combined. A new Twins record!
  • Twins were 3 for 12 with RISP and had 8 LOBsters
  • X-rays were negative for Jose Ramirez’s wrist. Godammit, he was having such a great season too.

W: Corrasco (12-5) 5.0 IP, 5 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 9 K

L: Gibson (6-10) 4.0 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1 BB, 3 K

STUDS:

Buxton - Solo HR

Polanco - RBI, 3B

Dillon Gee 2.2 IP, 0 ER

Alan Busenitz Got Ba’al the Eater of Souls to hit into a DP and ended the 9th with 2 pitches.

Duds:

Gibson - I don’t know man.

Boshers, Pressly, Perkins - SMDH

Sano - Error, 3 K, 3 LOB

Castro - 3 K

Dozier - 0 fer 4, 2 K, 3 LOB

Pretty much the entire Twins organization

ROBOT ROLL CALL!

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