What was the same: Strong pitching from Carlos Carrasco, clutch hitting from Jose Ramirez, and Napoli parked one outside the yard. What was different: the Indians did it to the Twins. Oh, and the Hamster has a new do.
Cleveland 5 - Minnesota 2
Middle of the order paces Cleveland Indians to 5-2 win over Minnesota Twins - Let's Go Tribe - Francisco Lindor and Mike Napoli combined to score all 5 runs, with Jose Ramirez driving in two runs.
Indians beat Twins in first game of 2nd half | indians.com - Strong starting pitching paved the way to the top of the American League Central for the Indians in the first half. That continued for Cleveland on Friday night, when the team opened the second half with a 5-2 win over the Twins at Target Field.
New-look Jose Ramirez swings same old bat as Cleveland Indians beat Minnesota Twins, 5-2 | cleveland.com
Ramirez broke a 2-2 tie with an RBI single off Santana's glove hand in the sixth. Ramirez hit the ball so hard that it deflected off Santana's glove and still steamed into center field to score Francisco Lindor.
Other Indians News
Danny Salazar ready to take mound for Indians | MLB.com - "Great. Amazing," said Salazar, when asked how he felt on Friday afternoon. "Rested and ready to get back on the mound."
Indians' Jose Ramirez shines with new hairdo | MLB.com - The short, black dreadlocks that constantly pushed Jose Ramirez's helmet off on the basepaths are gone.
The outlook for MLB's 50-win club - Who is the team to beat? - Eight teams have emerged ahead of the pack with 50 or more wins so far this season. Which can follow up on their big first halves as baseball resumes after the All-Star break?
Family of man who died after five-story fall at Progressive Field sues Cleveland Indians, Gateway Corporation | cleveland.com - The family of the man who died two years ago while attending a Jason Aldean concert Progressive Field filed a lawsuit against the Cleveland Indians and the Gateway Development Corporation and others Friday in Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas.