Late Runs Push Tribe to Third Straight, Beat Twins 6-2; Three Takeaways From the Victory

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - APRIL 20: Michael Martinez #1 and Francisco Lindor #12 of the Cleveland Indians celebrate winning the game against the Minnesota Twins on April 20, 2017 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Indians defeated the Twins 6-2. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

After a homestand which saw the Indians go 2-4, it appeared the luster might have been off for some fans that felt this 2017 season was going to be a cakewalk on the way back to the World Series.

They entered a four-game set at Minnesota with a 5-7 record, and with the Twins sitting at 7-5 and playing well, it looked like it could be a long few days for the Tribe.

How things can change in the course of a few days.

The Tribe played well in the Twin cities, sweeping the Twins with some great pitching as well as key hits when they counted the most.

After Monday’s win thanks to some great pitching by Danny Salazar, and then bats going crazy on Tuesday during an 11-4 win, the team waited out a rain out on Wednesday and came back on Thursday with both offense and pitching stepping up during a 6-2 win.

Here’s our three takeaways from the win as the Indians are 8-7, over .500 for the first time since they were 3-2, and now they get set for a rematch of their first three games at Progressive Field against the White Sox in Chicago.

About the Author

Matt Loede
Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.

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