Indians Can’t Keep Up with Minnesota Twins
CLEVELAND — The game was tied at 2, and Zach McAllister was matching pitches with Liam Hendriks Wednesday night at Progressive Field.
Things changed in the 5th inning. With a man aboard, the Twins Josh Willingham took a McAllister pitch and powered it into the bleachers in left field. It was his 35th homer of the season. That two-run homer sent the Twins on their way to a 6-4 victory in game 2 of the series with the Tribe, but Willingham was not done. The homer was his second hit of the game, and in the next inning, he singled in another run. Not a bad night at the plate: four hits and four RBI.
The Indians offense was supplied by Asdrubal Cabrera, Michael Brantley and Jason Kipnis. Cabrera hit a solo shot in the first, but left the game innings later with a wrist injury. Kipnis drove in single runs in the 3rd and 8th innings. Brantley followed the Kipnis RBI hit with a single to make it a 6-4 score in that 8th frame.
The Indians and Twins meet in the final game of their series on Thursday afternoon.