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Cleveland Indians drop 5,586th consecutive game to Twins by a score of 96-3

Corey Kluber had the right idea getting ejected early.

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Indians 5, Twins 10 13

Box Score

Indians fall to 60-45


Remember happiness? Sunlight? The smell of fresh flowers or the sound of birds chirping on a bright summer morning? None of that exists anymore. You are in hell, and it smells like Minnesota. The Cleveland Indians still cannot figure out the Minnesota Twins, and it cost them their third blowout loss in a row.

Things started just about how they have in every game this series, with the Tribe's starting victim pitcher -- Trevor Bauer this time -- having a rough time getting any batters out. By the time the first frame was done and accounted for, Bauer was already over 30 pitches and two Twins runners had crossed the plate. In any other game with this team this season, a 2-0 deficit is nothing after an inning. But against these cursed Twins led by the leader of the underworld himself, Max Kepler, there was no chance at redemption.

The Indians would not get on the board until another Twins run crossed the plate thanks to a Joe Mauer single in the second inning, probably his worst at-bat of the game. Even then, the runs were scored via a wild pitch and a single by Abraham Almonte, who promptly got caught in a rundown and ended the inning. The inevitable collapse came earlier than expected this time around, as the Twins, again with the help of Joe Mauer, scored five runs in the third inning.

Although there was a lot of bad in this game, there was a little bit of good as well. Shawn Armstrong had a great outing, throwing two scoreless innings with two strikeouts and no walks. There's a strong chance he gets optioned against tomorrow to make room for Mike Clevinger, but I can still hold out hope that it doesn't happen. And, similarly, Brandon Guyer made his Indians debut with a great at-bat in the seventh inning, coming from behind in a 0-2 count to draw a crucial walk against left-handed reliever Taylor Rogers.

The Indians bullpen is absolutely taxed at this point, though. No starter has lasted more than 3.1 innings in these three games, although Cody Anderson has thrown 4.2 innings of relief. The Indians will reBRIAN DOZIER JUST HIT ANOTHER HOME RUN ARE YOU SERIOUS I'M DONE NOPE I'M OUT HERE'S A CHART GOOD NIGHT.

Source: FanGraphs