Indians Slip Past Twins 9-8 Thursday Night
The Minnesota Twins added to their record setting total of one-run losses by dropping Thursday night's game 9-8 to the Cleveland Indians Thursday night at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Cleveland's Francisco Lindor had a pair of doubles and a pair of home runs -- including the game-winner in the eighth inning.
Minnesota starter Jake Odorizzi gave up three runs in the first, and five more in the fourth to spot Cleveland an early 8-0 lead.
The Twins would tie things up with a mid-game rally of their own, scoring two in the fifth, two in the sixth, and four in the seventh -- before surrendering the game winning homer to Lindor in the eighth.
Minnesota has now dropped seven of their last eight games and sit at 22-30, six and a half games behind the first place Cleveland.
Tonight: Cleveland at Minnesota. First pitch 7:10 PM, CT (TV: Fox Sports North, Radio: 1240 WJON.)