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Minnesota’s pitching staff

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Minnesota’s pitching staff

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CLEVELAND (AP) —rebounded from a double-digit loss with a gritty win Tuesday night.Fernando Rodney struck out Francicso Lindor with the tying run on second base in the ninth inning after Adalberto Mejia pitched one-hit ball over five innings ttp://www.rockiesfanproshop.com/authentic-tony-wolters-jersey , and the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-2.“Mejia did a great job,” Minnesota manager Paul Molitor said. “He’s shown some adeptness at being able to handle runners on base and pitch out of jams. We were able to hold it down, so it is a good win and a good response to last night.”Lindor homered in the eighth but struck out looking on a 2-2 pitch as Rodney recorded his 325th career save — moving him into 17th on the career list.Yan Gomes led off the ninth and was credited with a hit after Miguel Sano bobbled his groundball behind third base. Sano recovered, but Gomes beat the throw. Jason Kipnis struck out and pinch-hitter Melky Cabrera flied out.Gomes took second on Mitch Garver’s passed ball, but Rodney closed out his 25th save this season.A bloop single by Lindor in the first was the only hit off Mejia (2-0), making his fourth start and fifth appearance of the season. The left-hander retired the last 12 hitters he faced and was pulled after throwing 68 pitches with a strained left wrist.Gabriel Moya relieved Mejia to begin the sixth. The injury was announced the following inning.“He came off the field and said last pitch he threw he had a stinging effect in the lower left forearm closer to the wrist that radiated up to the elbow,” Molitor said. “There was some swelling in the area. I don’t think we will make a decision on his next start until we can look at him tomorrow.”Meija, speaking through a translator, said he hasn’t had this issue with his arm in the past.“My last pitch was a slider,” he said “I felt like a shock from there, it was a little tension in my wrist.”Cleveland managed only two hits through seven innings, but Lindor’s homer and pinch-hitter Leonys Martin’s sacrifice fly made it a one-run game.Garver’s homer in the second inning denied Carlos Carrasco (13-6) a chance to move into a tie for the AL lead in wins. The right-hander allowed three runs in 6 1/3 innings.Eddie Rosario was 4 for 5 and is batting .355 (21 for 59) in 14 games against Cleveland this season.Mejia dominated the Indians at Target Field last week Kyle Freeland Jersey , also pitching five scoreless innings and allowing one hit. He struggled against the first two hitters Tuesday before quickly settling in.Lindor’s popup fell in shallow right field. First baseman Joe Mauer raced out with his back to home plate and right fielder Max Kepler charged in, but the ball dropped between the two.Mejia hit Michael Brantley with a pitch, but retired the next three hitters. Jose Ramirez hit into a forceout that moved Lindor to third, but Encarnacion flied out to shallow right and Mejia caught Brandon Guyer’s soft liner to the mound.Mejia walked Yonder Alonso to lead off the second, but that was the last baserunner he allowed.“He’s got good stuff, which we’ve seen every time we’ve faced him in limited looks,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “We didn’t get going until late.”Garver’s homer also ended stretch of 22 straight scoreless innings by Cleveland’s pitching against Minnesota, including a 10-0 loss Monday.The start of the game was delayed by rain for 2 hours, 10 minutes.MILLER TIMEAndrew Miller struck out one and walked one in 1 2/3 scoreless innings. The left-hander was activated Friday after missing two months with right knee inflammation.“That was good,” Francona said. “We’re trying to find spots for him and win. He keeps making steps forward.”SERIES EDGEAlthough the Twins still trail the Indians by nine games in the AL Central, Minnesota is 8-6 against Cleveland this season. The Twins are 24-20 against the division.TRAINER’S ROOMTwins: RHP Matt Belisle (sore right knee) was placed on the 10-day disabled list and RHP Matt Magill was reinstated from the paternity list.Indians: Gomes was in the lineup after missing three games with right knee tendinitis.UP NEXTRHP Jake Odorizzi (4-7, 4.60) starts for Minnesota on Wednesday against RHP Mike Clevinger (7-7 Chris Iannetta Jersey , 3.48). NEW YORK — For the past two weeks, Gleyber Torres has played shortstop for the New York Yankees.Torres is filling in there and hitting well of late while Didi Gregorius recovers from a left heel contusion.On Sunday, it is possible that Torres slides back over to second base when the Yankees conclude a four-game series with the Detroit Tigers.Article continues below ...The Yankees can move Torres back to second base after obtaining Adeiny Hechavaria on Friday from the Pittsburgh Pirates just before the deadline for players to become eligible for the postseason.Regardless of where Torres is playing, the Yankees hope he continues his recent roll. On Friday, he hit the go-ahead two-run bases-loaded single in the eighth inning of a 7-5 win and a day later hit the go-ahead two-run homer in a 2-1 victory.Torres struggled initially in his return from the disabled list with a hip injury but has turned it on of late. He slugged his 22nd homer Saturday, giving him home runs in four of his last nine games.Torres also is batting .420 with four homers and 11 RBIs in his last 14 games since Aug. 18. The hot streak has seen his batting average climb from to .259 to .282.“He’s impacted our club in a profound way on both sides of the ball all year,” Yankees manager Aaron Boone said.Sunday will mark two weeks since Gregorius was injured in a collision at first base with Toronto’s Kendry Morales. While Gregorius is making progress, general manager Brian Cashman said he believes next weekend’s series in Seattle is more realistic for his return.That’s where Hechavaria comes in. Regarded as a defensive whiz with some pop, the Yankees hopes he adds to their depth much like Andrew McCutchen whenever Aaron Judge returns from a broken right wrist.“It was a big surprise for me,” Hechavarria said through an interpreter. “When I got the news, it was about 12:30 at night, so I was not really waiting for anything like that. So it was a big surprise for me.”McCutchen went 0-for-3 and batted out of the leadoff spot after joining the Yankees in a trade with San Francisco. He went unclaimed through waivers last week http://www.rockiesfanproshop.com/authen ... hon-jersey , but the Giants won five of six after splitting a four-game series with the Mets and were hesitant to move him until Friday.“I didn’t have the game I wanted to have personally, the first one, but we got the win and that’s what’s most important,” McCutchen said. “But yeah, all around it was a good day and it’s a day I’m not going to forget, for sure.”With more of a complete lineup and Gary Sanchez back from a second disabled list stint, the Yankees will attempt to make it 12 wins in 16 games and conclude a stretch of playing mostly losing teams before heading to Oakland for a three-game series Monday.Detroit, meanwhile, will try to get the big win that has eluded its offense since Victor Martinez and Niko Goodrum homered in the ninth inning off Dellin Betances in Thursday’s 8-7 win.The Tigers went 2-for-9 with runners in scoring position Saturday and are 5-for-20 in those situations in the last two games. Victor Martinez drove in the lone run with a sacrifice fly as Detroit fell for the seventh time in eight games.“We had high-anxiety at-bats,” Detroit manager Ron Gardenhire said. “You’ve still got to stay within yourself. Hit a ball up the middle — or shoot a ball the other way.”Although Detroit has continued to lose, it seems their last two losses are better than the five that preceded this series. The Tigers entered with a five-game losing streak where they were outscored 34-10.“I just know they have a lot of good players and they’re in the race with the Red Sox,” Detroit right fielder Nicholas Castellanos said. “Every single game that we’ve played against them http://www.tigersfanproshop.com/authent ... nez-jersey , we’ve been in it and we’ve been one scenario away either or to be 3-0 against them.”Lance Lynn (8-9, 4.84 ERA) will make his sixth start and seventh appearance for the Yankees. So far, he is 1-1 with a 3.98 ERA since being acquired from Minnesota on July 30.Lynn last pitched in Tuesday’s 5-4 victory over the Chicago White Sox, when he allowed three runs and seven hits in 5 2/3 innings before the Yankees won it in the ninth on a homer by Neil Walker.The right-hander is 2-2 with a 3.16 ERA in four career starts against Detroit.Matthew Boyd (8-12, 4.22 ERA) will be the third left-hander to start for Detroit in this series after Francisco Liriano opened the series and Daniel Norris pitched Saturday.From June 19 to July 20, Boyd was 0-5 with an 8.36 ERA in six starts. He is 4-3 with a 3.30 ERA in five outings since.Boyd’s last outing was the worst of his recent showings as he allowed five runs and seven hits in six innings of Tuesday’s 6-2 loss at Kansas City. It also continued his struggles on the road where he is 2-9 with a 5.75 ERA in 14 starts.“He’s had some good ones and a couple of where he ends up throwing a lot of pitches,” Gardenhire said. “He’s just kind of when he gets in (trouble) he starts shaking his head a lot, overthinking things, that’s what gets him into trouble When he pitches off his fastball, like most pitches he does pretty good.”Boyd is 0-2 with a 9.35 ERA in two career starts against the Yankees and is making his first career appearance at Yankee Stadium.