Cleveland vs Minnesota Wrap - Cleveland Wins 9-8
The battle wasn't settled until inning No. 12 as Minnesota was handed a 9-8 defeat against Cleveland on Wednesday at Target Field.
Cleveland was an underdog by +103 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 9.5.
Chris Perez earned the victory for the Indians, throwing 2 innings of work, striking out 2, walking 0, and allowing 2 hits and 1 earned run. That effort was supported by 3 RBIs from Michael Brantley in the win.
Minnesota's starting pitcher Kyle Gibson worked 5 1/3 innings, giving up 6 hits and 3 earned runs while striking out 2 in the loss. They got 5 hits from Joe Mauer in a losing cause.
Minnesota outhit their counterparts 17-12 in the game.
Joe Smith pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 1 and allowed 0 hits in his outing.
Cleveland looks to continue its winning ways next game with a battle against Oakland. Minnesota will aim to get back on the winning track vs Chicago.