Guardians rating 4 in ninth to rally previous Twins 11-10

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Oscar Gonzalez tied the sport with a two-run single and scored on Owen Miller’s go-ahead sacrifice fly because the Cleveland Guardians rallied for 4 runs within the ninth inning to stun the Minnesota Twins 11-10 on Wednesday night time.

Gonzalez homered earlier and completed with 4 RBIs for the surging Guardians, who’ve gained the primary two in a three-game collection to take a one-game lead over Minnesota atop the AL Central. The groups additionally meet 5 instances in 4 days subsequent week in Cleveland.

“Loopy, loopy sport,” Guardians supervisor Terry Francona stated.

Carlos Correa hit two house runs for the Twins, who’ve misplaced 4 of 5 and are 8-11 in June. Max Kepler and Gio Urshela additionally went deep for Minnesota.

Sam Hentges (1-0) tossed a scoreless eighth and Emmanuel Clase earned his seventeenth save with a 1-2-3 ninth for Cleveland, which has gained 11 of 13 and is 17-4 since Could 30. The younger Guardians additionally gained their seventh straight collection.

Clase has six saves because the Guardians have began 7-1 on their nine-game street journey.

“I really feel we’re a particular crew,” shortstop Amed Rosario stated via a translator.

With the Guardians down by three, Rosario and José Ramírez singled to begin the ninth earlier than an RBI double by Josh Naylor off Emilio Pagan made it 10-8.

Francona stated had it been Byron Buxton within the heart subject, not Gilberto Celestino, the ball in all probability would have been caught.

“(Buxton) was eager to play, however he could not transfer round nicely sufficient to play as we speak,” stated Twins supervisor Rocco Baldelli, referencing a sore knee.

Gonzalez got here via with a two-run single off Griffin Jax and reached second on the throw. Gonzalez moved to 3rd on Andrés Giménez’s sacrifice earlier than Miller lofted a fly ball to left-center with loads of distance as Cleveland accomplished its newest thrilling comeback.

Miller leads the American League with eight sacrifice flies.

Jax (4-2) took the loss for the second straight night time.

Rosario tied a season excessive with 4 hits. Gonzalez hit a two-run homer to present the Guardians a 7-6 lead within the seventh.

Urshela, who was a double shy of the cycle, hit a three-run homer as a part of a four-run seventh for a 10-7 Minnesota lead. All of the runs scored with two outs.

“There is no one in our clubhouse that is not (ticked) off proper now,” Baldelli stated. “We ought to be just a little (ticked) off primarily based on the way in which we have performed over the past couple of days and simply the shortcoming to get the job completed.”

Noticed a 5-1 lead, Twins starter Sonny Grey gave up a house run to Austin Hedges to begin the fifth. Three straight singles – with Grey late to cowl first base on the final one – coupled with an error by Nick Gordon in heart ended Grey’s outing. A balk by Caleb Thielbar plated a run to get the Guardians inside 5-4.

Making his second begin after lacking 16 video games with a proper pectoral pressure, Grey allowed season highs with 4 earned runs on eight hits in 4 innings. He had given up 9 hits and one earned run over 18 innings in his earlier three begins.

Cleveland starter Triston McKenzie entered with an opponents ‘batting common of .185, tied with Tampa Bay’s Shane McClanahan for second-best within the majors behind the .150 of the Dodgers’ Tony Gonsolin.

Correa did not appear to care.

His first-inning house run landed within the second deck within the left subject, and his third-inning shot was to straightaway heart for a 3-1 lead.

Matching his shortest begin of the season, McKenzie allowed 9 hits and 6 earned runs in 4 1/3 innings.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Guardians: DH Franmil Reyes, who returned Tuesday after lacking 23 video games with proper hamstring tightness, didn’t play. He’s anticipated to be in Thursday’s lineup.

Twins: RHP Bailey Ober (proper groin pressure) stated his previous 4 or 5 catch days have gone nicely and he hopes to throw off a mound later this week. … 1B Miguel Sanó, out since surgical procedure in early Could to restore a torn meniscus in his left knee, has moved alongside in his operating development, began hitting and may take stay batting apply subsequent week. … RHP Randy Dobnak (proper center finger pressure) just lately threw a 15-pitch, fastball-only bullpen at about 75% and has performed catch at 120 toes.

UP NEXT

The starters for Thursday afternoon’s collection finale are scheduled to be RHP Zach Plesac (2-4, 4.41 ERA) for Cleveland and LHP Devin Smeltzer (3-1, 3.52) for Minnesota.

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