Following the departure of the starter due to a sore knee, the bullpen guides the Guardians to a 4-2 victory over the first-place Twins.


Overcoming an early departure of starting pitcher Gavin Williams due to knee soreness, the Cleveland Guardians secured a three-run advantage by the fourth inning and triumphed over the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins with a 4-2 victory on Tuesday night. Despite leading second-place Cleveland by six games, Minnesota struggled, going 0 for 9 with runners in scoring position and leaving three runners stranded on third base. Royce Lewis of the Twins managed a solo home run in the fourth inning, building on his grand slams from his previous two games. In the opening frame, Williams retired Lewis with a bases-loaded popup, but he had to exit the game due to knee pain caused by rain. Hunter Gaddis (2-1) stepped in as his replacement and conceded just one run over three innings. Following Gaddis, Sam Hentges (two innings), Trevor Stephan (one inning), and Nick Sandlin (one inning) provided scoreless relief.