Twins Get Homers from Sanó, Cruz, Top Indians 3-2 in Opener
CLEVELAND (AP) — Miguel Sanó hit a two-run homer and Nelson Cruz connected for a solo shot to lead the injury-riddled Minnesota Twins to a 3-2 win over the Cleveland Indians in the opener of a three-game series between the AL Central’s top teams.
Sanó homered in the sixth inning off Aaron Civale (3-3) as the Twins hit the halfway point of this 60-game season in first -- just where they ended 2019.
Minnesota stopped Cleveland’s three-year reign atop the division last year.
The Twins, who have several regulars and two starting pitchers on the injured list, lead the Indians by 2 1/2 games.
The two teams play again Tuesday night in Cleveland.