CLE 2, MIN 0: Carrasco Stars in Dominant Performance
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Adalberto Mejia: 64 Game Score, 5.0 IP, 0 ER, 2 K, 3 BB, 60.8% strikes
Multi-Hit Games: Jorge Polanco (2-for-4)
WPA of 0.1 or higher: Mejia .291
WPA of -0.1 or lower: Garver -.133, Rosario -.137, Morrison -.139, Forsythe -.246
Mike Berardino reported that new Twin Logan Forsythe was working on one hour of sleep. Sounds like a great choice as a pinch hitter in the highest-leverage situation of the game today, huh? With the Twins trailing 1-0 in the eighth, Robbie Grossman drew a 10-pitch walk to put runners at first and second with one out. Forsythe took two strikes, then hit the third pitch from Brad Hand 100.3 mph. Unfortunately, it was a bullet on the ground to Francisco Lindor, who started an inning-ending double play.
The only real scoring chance the Twins had other than that inning was when Joe Mauer hit a two-out triple in the sixth. Cleveland’s first run came on a well-executed play on the bases. With runners at the corners and one out in the sixth, Ramirez broke for second. Mitch Garver fired down to get him out, thanks to an impressive tag by Ehire Adrianza, but Rajai Davis took off for home on the throw and beat the relay back to Garver. Cleveland’s second run came in large part due to an error on Jorge Polanco.
AL Central Standings
MIN 49-58 (-10)
DET 47-62 (-13)
CHW 37-69 (-21.5)
KC 33-73 (-25.5)
Next Three Games
Fri vs. KC, 7:10 pm CT: Jake Odorizzi vs. Heath Fillmyer
Sat vs. KC, 6:10 pm CT: Jose Berrios vs. Burch Smith
Sun vs. KC, 1:10 pm CT: Ervin Santana vs. TBD
Last Three Games
CLE 6, MIN 2: Deadline Day Ends in Defeat
MIN 5, CLE 4: Awesome Sauce!
BOS 3, MIN 0: Fenway Free Fall Continues
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