CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber allowed one run over eight innings, Amed Rosario had 4 hits and the AL Central-leading Cleveland Guardians received their seventh in a row in opposition to the Minnesota Twins, 5-1 in a doubleheader opener on Saturday.
José Ramírez hit a solo homer on his thirtieth birthday and Owen Miller had a two-run double for Cleveland (78-66), which has received 10 of its final 12 video games. The Guardians opened a 4 1/2-game lead over the second-place Chicago White Sox (74-71) and a six-game margin forward of the third-place Twins (72-72).
Bieber (11-8) received his third straight begin, permitting 4 hits and strolling none for the ninth time in 28 begins.
Minnesota’s Matt Wallner homered within the eighth and went 1 for 3 with a stroll in his massive league debut, along with his dad and mom and fiancée in attendance. The 24-year-old was the thirty ninth total decide within the 2019 newbie draft and performed at this yr’s Futures Sport.
Emmanuel Clase pitched an ideal ninth,
Cleveland is 12 video games over .500 for the primary time because the finish of the 2019 season. The Guardians clinched the season sequence in opposition to the Twins by successful Friday’s opener of the uncommon five-game sequence.
Minnesota dropped to 5-10 in September.
Louie Varland (0-1), a 24-year-old right-hander, made his second massive league look following his debut on Sept. 7. He gave up 4 runs and 9 hits in 5 innings.
Reliever Aaron Sanchez allowed one run in three innings.
Rosario had his fourth four-hit recreation of the season, together with RBI singles within the third and sixth that helped construct a 5-0 lead.
Ramírez homered within the first on a 421-foot drive to proper, his twenty eighth residence run and 112th RBI. The All-Star moved into eleventh place in franchise historical past with 191 homers.
Miller tacked on a two-run double within the fourth.
Proper-hander Josh Winder (4-4, 3.83 ERA) was to start out the second recreation for Minnesota and left-hander Konnor Pilkington (1-2, 4.30 ERA) was recalled from Triple-A Columbus to start out for Cleveland in his tenth massive league stint this yr.
Twins OF Max Kepler was positioned on the 10-day IL with a sprained proper wrist and Wallner was recalled from Triple-A St. Paul. Kepler, batting .227 with 9 homers and 43 RBIs, had missed the earlier 4 video games.
Twins: SS Jorge Polanco (left knee irritation) was faraway from the primary recreation of his rehab task with TSt. Paul after experiencing soreness Friday in opposition to Louisville. Polanco, who went 1 for two, is being examined in Minneapolis.
Guardians: OF Steven Kwan (head) went 2 to five, a day after the rookie was struck squarely on the highest of his head by a foul ball after operating into the netting in left. He remained within the recreation.
RHP Joe Ryan (11-8, 3.83) begins Sunday for Minnesota after throwing seven hitless innings in opposition to Kansas Metropolis on Tuesday and getting eliminated after 106 pitches in a 6-3 win. RHP Cody Morris (0-1, 2,79) begins for Cleveland.
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