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Indians 5, Twins 2: Lindor hits walk-off HR in 9th

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Sano HR ties it up in 9th, but Lindor strikes again

Minnesota Twins v Cleveland Indians
Chalk up another Twins killing to Francisco Lindor
Photo by Ron Schwane/Getty Images

Twins starter Jake Ordozzi had an alright day on the mound, giving up 2 runs, (1 earned) over 4 23 innings pitched. Cleveland got on the board first after a Francisco Lindor double, and and error by Twins centerfielder Jake Cave lead to a run. It was not the prettiest outing for the Twins on the field, with 3 errors charged to the team for the day.

The Twins tied it up in the 4th on doubles by Miguel Sano and Logan Forsythe. Forsythe has been hitting well, and is now 9 for 21 since joining the team.

Odorizzi was pulled in the 5th after giving up a couple hits which lead to a run. Trevor May was called in relief with two an and two outs and was able to get Edwin Encarnacion to fly out to end the threat.

May pitched the 6th, and looks impressive since his return from Tommy John surgery. He was followed my Matt Magill in the 7th, and Taylor Rogers in the 8th, and all did a good job of keeping the Indians lineup in check.

Sano came through with a big home run in the 9th to tie things up 2-2. It was his first home run since May 31st,after spending time on assignment in the minors. He also made a couple nice plays a 3rd, and hopefully can continue to produce at the plate like he did today.

The lead didn’t last long though as the Indians got a couple quick singles off Trevor Hildenberger in the 9th. And with two-on and two- outs, Twins serial killer Francisco Lindor (who also hit a HR against Hildenberger last night) drilled the first pitch he saw over the right field fence to win the game for the tribe. Normally in this situation you’d expect the manager would intentionally walk Lindor to load the bases so that there is a put-out at any base, but for some reason Paul Molitor didn’t use this very old and sound baseball strategy, and pitched to Lindor.

Studs:

  • Miguel Sano ( 2-4, HR, 2B)
  • Logan Forsythe (2-4, 2B)

Duds:

  • Logan Morrison (0-4)
  • Jorge Polonco (0-4)
  • Trevor Hildenberger

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Comment of the Game:

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Odorizzi commandment

Thou shalt not pitch past the 5th inning.