The Minnesota Twins came into their series with the Cleveland Indians riding high. They had won seven-of-eight games and had pulled themselves back above .500. The Tribe proved too much for them by dominating in the first two games by a combined score of 17-4 and dropping the Twins record back to 59-59. Paul Molitor and his bunch were able to scrape together their first win over the Indians though in the finale, 4-2, to preserve some measure of dignity though the standings show them in third place in the AL Central Division with six games to make up.
For the Tribe, the biggest news on the day was Jose Ramirez being hit on the forearm by a pitch. He immediately left the first game of the double-header and the situation appeared dire. Thankfully, he somehow managed to escape with only a bruise and was even available to pinch hit in the second game. Giovanny Urshela did his best Ramirez imitation in the first game by hitting 2-for-3 at the plate, but his defense in the second game helped the Twins score a crucial run.
Rather than breaking down the minutia though, let’s enjoy GIF Friday with wall-to-wall highlights of the action. Feel free to post your favorite Tribe related GIFs in the comments.