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Cleveland 7, Twins 5: No sweep today

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Cleveland wins a game that they should have won.

Minnesota Twins v Cleveland Indians
Randy Dobnak was pretty good today.
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After sweeping the double header yesterday, the Twins decided to push Jose Berrios back a day and start Randy Dobnak. Shane Bieber took the mound for Cleveland.

Dobnak did his part, tossing 5 innings and only allowing 2 first inning runs. As for Bieber, he allowed a bunch of hits, with the Twins scoring their first run in the 3rd (Miguel Sano’s solo HR, his 29th).

In the 6th, the Twins offense broke out for 3 runs to take a 4-2 lead. The first coming from Eddie Rosario’s 30th home run, and 2 more from Lamonte Wade Jr.’s first major league home run.

The bottom of the 6th didn’t go as well as the top of the 6th, unfortunately. Fernando Romero entered, and gave up a double and a walk. After a wild pitch advanced the runners, Jonathan Schoop mishandled a ball, allowing Jason Kipnis to score. Kyle Gibson came in and gave up a 3-run homer to Roberto Perez.

The two teams would exchange runs in the 7th inning, making it 7-5. Eddie Rosario hit another solo HR (31), and Cleveland scored another run thanks to another error by Schoop.

Not much happened the rest of the game, giving us the final of 7-5. The Twins had a chance in this one, even led at one point, but bad defense late doomed them. With that, the Twins lead in the division is back to 4.5, and their magic number is still 9.

Studs:

Lamonte Wade Jr.: Hit his first homer today, automatic stud.

Sano, Cave, Rosario: 7-15, 3 R, 3 RBI, 3 HR

Duds:

Defense: 4 errors, leading to 3 unearned runs. Part of why we lost today.

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