CLEVELAND — — César Hernández hit a two-run homer within the tenth inning off Alex Colomé, giving the Cleveland Indians a 5-3 victory over Minnesota on Saturday that dropped the Twins to 0-8 in extra-inning video games this season.
Hernández’s first profession game-ending dwelling run led off the tenth and sliced over the right-field wall to attain Austin Hedges, who began at second base below pandemic guidelines.
“I needed to be aggressive, however I informed myself to stay calm as a result of this was crucial at-bat of the day,” Hernández mentioned. “There’s a shared mindset we’ve to win as many video games as doable and the fervour to play the perfect baseball we are able to.”
Colomé (2-4) additionally gave up Jordan Luplow’s leadoff homer within the tenth inning of a 5-3 loss at Cleveland on April 26, prompting his removing as Minnesota’s nearer.
Bieber allowed three runs and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings. He struck out six, ending his 23-game streak of at the very least seven strikeouts, the second-longest stretch behind the 34 by Arizona’s Randy Johnson in 1999-2000.
“We all know what it’s like when Bieber is dialed in, and we went on the market and received him and had a great likelihood to win,” Twins supervisor Rocco Baldelli mentioned. “We simply couldn’t provide you with an enormous hit later within the sport.”
Minnesota, which trailed 3-0 after two innings, tied the rating within the sixth on rookie Alex Kirilloff’s RBI single that chased Bieber. Nick Sandlin loaded the bases with two outs, then fell behind Andrelton Simmons 3-0 within the rely earlier than putting him out.
Kirilloff has hits in 9 straight video games and 14 RBI in his first 14 video games within the majors.
Franmil Reyes hit a two-run homer within the first for the Indians, however left within the sixth after straining a left belly muscle whereas fouling off a pitch. Reyes will endure an MRI on Sunday morning.
Reyes’ eleventh dwelling run of the season got here off Kenta Maeda, who allowed three runs and three hits in 5 innings whereas putting out six. Baldelli deliberate on sending Maeda out for the sixth earlier than being informed he had a strained groin.
“As my pitch rely went up, my groin received a bit tighter,” Maeda mentioned.
Cleveland prolonged its result in 3-0 within the second on Hedges’ RBI single. Hedges had two hits, however popped out with the bases loaded and two outs within the ninth.
Minnesota closed to 3-2 on Josh Donaldson’s sacrifice fly within the third and Miguel Sanó’s homer within the fourth. Sanó has gone deep 4 instances throughout a nine-game hitting streak at Progressive Discipline.
“It’s much less of a stuff factor and extra of an execution factor for me,” Bieber mentioned. “I’ve received to be higher.”
DOWN HE GOES
Indians RHP Triston McKenzie, who walked an AL-high 30 in 31 1/3 innings, was optioned to Triple-A Columbus. One of many group’s high prospects, he allowed six runs and walked 5 in 3 1/3 innings Friday in a 10-0 loss.
“We felt like right here, now, it wasn’t taking place for him,” supervisor Terry Francona mentioned. “For Triston’s growth, we have to let him hit the reset at Triple-A.”
The 23-year-old McKenzie went 1/3 with a 6.89 ERA and 44 strikeouts in seven begins and one aid look. He helped Cleveland attain the 2020 playoffs, going 2-1 with a 3.24 ERA.
Twins: DH Nelson Cruz (left wrist bruise) was not within the lineup for the third straight sport, however took some swings. … SS Jorge Polanco (proper ankle soreness) has not performed since hurting an ankle Thursday on the Angels. The damage is in the identical spot the place Polanco has undergone two surgical procedures, based on Baldelli.
Indians: C Roberto Pérez (proper ring finger fracture) has been on the injured record since Could 5 and is predicted to be sidelined till after the All-Star break. Pérez underwent surgical procedure to stabilize the fracture by putting three pins in his hand on Could 7.
Twins: LHP J.A. Happ (2-2, 5.35 ERA) will get the decision within the three-game collection finale. Happ has allowed 12 earned runs in 14 1/3 innings on the highway, going 1-1 in three begins.
Indians: RHP Zach Plesac (4-3, 3.93 ERA) is 3-0 with a 2.20 ERA in 4 begins this month, putting out 19 over 28 2/3 innings.