INDIANS 9, TWINS 7
Roberto Perez hit a solo homer in the seventh inning to drive in the go-ahead run and Cleveland Indians used seven relief pitchers after announcing scheduled starter Carlos Carrasco will be sidelined indefinitely because of a recently diagnosed blood condition.
Carrasco had been feeling lethargic for weeks and was placed on the 10-day injured list. The Indians gave no specifics on Carrasco’s disorder, but said they expect him to return at some point this season.
Jordan Luplow’s two-run homer in the seventh off Blake Parker (0-2) tied the game for Cleveland, which came back from a 5-1 deficit. Perez homered two batters later. Minnesota led the game 5-1 early, getting homers from Byron Buxton, Nelson Cruz, and Jorge Polanco.
Francisco Lindor homered in the eighth – his third in two games. Luplow had an RBI double in the sixth while Jose Ramirez, mired in a season-long slump, drove in three runs.
The Indians, knowing they would need a deep bullpen to get through the game, began the night with 10 relievers. Nick Wittgren (3-0) allowed a run in the seventh while Chaska native Brad Hand pitched the ninth for his 18th save in 18 chances.
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