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SanĂ³'s grand slam leads Twins to sweep of Indians

Sep. 15, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — With one swing Miguel Sanó sent the Minnesota Twins to a doubleheader sweep and maybe a division title. Sanó's grand slam capped a five-run eighth inning and the Twins grabbed firm control of the AL Central by beating the Cleveland Indians 9-5, completing the sweep of Saturday's...

LEADING OFF: Twins-Indians play 2; Greinke starts for Astros

Sep. 13, 2019 11:20 PM EDT

A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday: CENTRAL RACE The weekend's AL Central showdown series between Minnesota and Cleveland will start with a doubleheader. The teams played two full innings Friday night before thunderstorms swept through Progressive Field, and the game was called after a wait of...

Twins-Indians opener postponed, doubleheader Saturday

Sep. 13, 2019 11:03 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis found a silver lining under the dark clouds — and the rain. After the opener of a three-game AL Central showdown series between Minnesota and Cleveland was washed out Friday night because of thunderstorms, Kipnis said playing a doubleheader on Saturday may benefit the...

With Hand out, Indians bring up Karinchak for Twins series

Sep. 13, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — While they wait for their current closer, the Indians brought up their likely next one. James Karinchak was added to the roster on Friday as Cleveland opened a critical three-game series with the AL Central-leading Minnesota Twins, who lead the Indians by 3½ games. The 23-year-old...

Indians likely without All-Star reliever Hand for key series

Sep. 12, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have dealt with plenty of injuries and adversity this season. They will be dealing with more going into a key series. All-Star closer Brad Hand was sent back to Cleveland on Wednesday for an MRI on his left arm. Manager Terry Francona said after the Indians' 4-3...

Indians hold off Angels 4-3 for sweep; Carrasco gets win

Sep. 12, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona had the perfect description for Wednesday night's 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels when he said "we pieced it together." Carlos Santana and Francisco Lindor homered while Carlos Carrasco won in relief as six Cleveland relievers allowed...

Zimmerman, Strasburg lead Nationals past Twins 6-2

Sep. 12, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Washington Nationals relied on a couple of old standbys for an important victory toward their postseason push. The Minnesota Twins, thinned out for the moment by a long list of injuries, could use someone healthy players to lean on. Ryan Zimmerman homered and drove in three runs in...

Plesac pitches 4-hitter, Indians keep pace, beat Angels 8-0

Sep. 11, 2019 2:35 AM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Corey Kluber is injured, Carlos Carrasco continues to work his way back from leukemia treatment and Trevor Bauer was traded, and still the Cleveland Indians continue to get solid pitching. Rookie Zach Plesac threw a four-hitter for his first complete game in the majors as the Indians...

Clevinger gets 10th straight win, Indians beat Twins 5-2

Sep. 8, 2019 7:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Clevinger and the Cleveland Indians gave the Minnesota Twins another reminder that winning their first division title in nine years won't be easy. Clevinger won his 10th straight decision, and Carlos Santana and Francisco Lindor homered as the Indians beat the Twins 5-2 on Sunday....

Garver hits a pair of homers, Twins beat Indians 5-3

Sep. 7, 2019 11:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mitch Garver boosted Minnesota's spirts and playoff hopes on the same day the Twins found out pitcher Michael Pineada was suspended for violating MLB's drug policy. Garver hit his second homer of the game, a three-run shot, in the seventh inning, helping the Twins rally past the...