Even at their best, we probably shouldn’t expect too many three-home-run performances from this Guardians team, but that’s exactly what they gave us last night. Josh Naylor, Josh Bell, and Gabriel Arias went deep in the 12-8 win over the Orioles. Andrés Giménez may not have homered, but he showed signs of life at the plate for the first time this year, going 4-for-5 with two RBI.
If you’re a believer in momentum, the Guardians have all of it heading into their weekend series against the Twins.
Guardians 12, Orioles 8
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Now why, prey tell, did the Guardians allow eight runs on a day when Shane Bieber was on the mound? First of all, because he just didn’t look great out there, especially with two outs. But also there’s a reason you don’t stick your worst defender at shortstop every single day of the season.
Today’s baseball: @ Twins, 7:40 p.m. ET (RHP Tanner Bibee vs. RHP Pablo Lopez)
Cleveland Guardians news
How a former Cleveland Indians player is at the center of a popular TikTok theory about the ‘Succession’ finale | WKYC
I didn’t watch Succession, but I realize I’m in the lame minority on that one. So here’s a cool story about the show and a theory centered around a former Cleveland great.
Will MLB start producing Guardians’ TV games? That’s happening with another team after Diamond Sports stops payments | Cleveland
Diamond Sports (i.e. Bally Sports) recently lost the broadcasting rights to the Padres, and the Guardians could have the rugged pulled out from under them soon, too.