Cleveland 9, Twins 3 (Game 1)
MINNEAPOLIS — Yan Gomes and Jason Kipnis each had three hits with a homer, and Carlos Carrasco continued Cleveland’s strong run of starting pitching to beat the Minnesota in the first game of a split doubleheader.
Jay Bruce had a two-run single in the first inning for the Indians, who have won six games in a row and are 9-0 at Minnesota’s Target Field this season.
The Indians’ starting pitching has given up no more than one run in 10 of the past 13 games. The Twins struck out 19 times in the game to set a new record for a single game.
Twins 4, Indians 2 (Game 2)
MINNEAPOLIS — Max Kepler hit a tiebreaking solo homer in the seventh inning after his slip led to an Indians run in the top of the inning, and Minnesota beat Cleveland to split a day-night doubleheader.
Aaron Slegers allowed just two hits and two runs in 6 1/3 innings in his major league debut for the Twins, but he didn’t earn a win after Kepler fell while fielding a hard-hit ball from Carlos Santana and the Indians tied the game in the top of the seventh. Edwin Encarnacion scored from first on the play after singling as the final batter Slegers faced.
Trevor Hildenberger (2-1) gave up the hit to Santana but stranded him at third base with a pair of groundouts. Hildenberger pitched 1 1/3 innings as Minnesota beat the Indians for the first time in nine home games this season.
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