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Guardians top 6-5 in 11 innings, tie for division lead

MINNEAPOLIS ( Associated Press) — Andres Jimenez scored an RBI single in the 11th inning and the Cleveland Guardians beat Minnesota 6-5 on Tuesday night to enter a tie with the Twins over the AL Central Division.

Brian Shaw, Sam Hentges and Trevor Steffen played one relief innings each before Emmanuel Claes made his 16th save of 18 chances for the Guardians.

With scar González in second place, Jiménez sang in center field with an out and the Guardians improved to 10–2 in their last 12 games and 16–4 on May 30.

Griffin Jacques (4-1) lost.

Stephen (3-2) dismissed Minnesota’s 3-4-5 hitters Carlos Correa, Max Kepler and Gary Sanchez with two-on and none in the 10th.

The Cleveland bullpen has an ERA of 1.80 as of May 23.

Luis Arrez scored a three-run home run in the seventh to give Minnesota a 5–3 lead, but Franmil Reyes, in his first game in nearly a month, lined up a two-run homer off Emilio Pagan with two outs in the eighth. erected. tie it.

A right hamstring injury had sidelined Reyes since May 24. He dismissed his other four batsmen.

Down 3-2, Arrez, who leads the Chiefs with a .362 batting average, offered seats to the right center for his fourth home run from Eli Morgan. Something like “MVP, MVP!” Chanting was heard as he rounded the bases.

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Morgan had not allowed an earned run in 19 1/3 innings since 8 May.

Josh Naylor raced home for a 3-0 lead in third in the first row of seats in right field, a better goal field experience than he had 51 weeks earlier. Naylor’s 2021 season ended on June 27 when the right fielder sustained multiple leg fractures and torn ligaments in a gruesome collision with second baseman Ernie Clement on a fly ball at short right field. He was on the COVID-19 list when the teams met in Minneapolis last month.

Steven Cowan had four hits for Cleveland and Jose Ramirez was 1 for 5 with a double bloop after returning to the lineup after losing two games with a right thumb injury. He leads the American League with 62 RBIs.

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Activated off the 15-day disabled list (straining the left glute muscle), Cleveland’s Aaron Sivale allowed five hits, two earned runs, and scored seven on his May 20 debut.

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Minnesota’s Joe Ryan allowed three earned runs in his first three innings, but bounced back to post three straight scoreless frames. In all, he allowed seven hits and dismissed seven including his last three batsmen.

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The Guardian: Oscar Mercado was nominated for an assignment to make room for Reyes. … RHP Nick Sandlin was selected in the same move to return Sivale to Triple-A Columbus.

The Twins: RHP Josh Winder, out since May 18 with a right shoulder injury, is due to throw 70 pitches Wednesday in a rehab assignment for Triple-A St. … SS Royce Lewis had surgery on Tuesday in Dallas to repair his torn right ACL. “It seems that everything is fine,” said manager Rocco Baldelli. … With lower back stiffness since June 13, 2B Jorge Polanco has yet to resume full baseball activity, but Baldelli said it won’t be very long until he does.


Scheduled starts for Wednesday’s second game of this three-game set are RHP Tristan McKenzie (4-5, 2.96) for Cleveland and RHP Sonny Gray (3-1, 2.09) for Minnesota.


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