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Twins Open Series With Indians Tonight

18 June 2017

Right-hander Alan Busenitz will join the Twins in Wilk's place after his contract was selected by the Twins.

OAKLAND, Calif. - Ryon Healy went deep twice for his third multihomer game in two weeks, Matt Joyce also hit a long ball and Oakland beat NY.

Ryan Merritt kept the opposing bats at bay while Jose Ramirez notched two home runs, one double, four RBIs and two runs scored to continue his hitting terror out of the three-hole in a revamped lineup.

The Twins head into a doubleheader on Saturday against the Indians, left-hander Adam Wilk starts the first game and fellow lefty Adalberto Mejia gets the ball in the night clash. His average has jumped from.283 to.304. This will be Wilk's second career game against the Indians.

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"You can ask those guys how much they feel like they're auditioning", he said. Francisco Lindor was the last to do it on April 5 against the Rangers.

The Indians got things going in the top of the first inning, and all three of their runs came after the first two hitters were erased on a pop out to third base and groundout to shortstop, respectively. They have not resided there by themselves since May 10. Combined with his 4 1/3 inning Game 5 performance and Saturday's start, Merritt has yet to walk a big-league batter in 19 1/3 total innings. "We did a good job of getting the line moving (and) keeping it moving".

The Cleveland Indians have recalled two pitchers from their Columbus AAA team. Severino is 3-0 with a 1.90 ERA over his past seven starts, allowing only five earned runs over 33 1/3 innings during his past five outings. The Indians optioned LHP Kyle Crockett and made pitcher Mike Clevinger their 26th man. "This team is just smashing the ball right now".

Cleveland added four more runs in the fifth off Turley, with a two-run single by Yan Gomes and a two-run double from Lonnie Chisenhall.

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PADRES 7, BREWERS 5 (11): Cory Spangenberg and Chase d'Arnaud each hit solo home runs in the 11th inning, lifting the San Diego Padres over the Milwaukee Brewers 7-5 on Saturday in yet another slugfest.

After the game Wilk was designated for assignment.

"I'm just doing what I've always done", said Ramirez, through interpreter Anna Bolton. American League Central. The Indians are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Minnesota and the under is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.

Merritt threw 61 pitches, 41 (67 percent) for strikes. They throw strikes and there's value in just the fact that they're reliable. Edwin Encarnacion walked and Carlos Santana singled before Zimmer plated both with a single to right field. Although the Twins batted.389 (7-for-18) against the lefty, they left five runners on base while the Tribe tallied multiple crooked numbers on offense for the second consecutive contest. First pitch was at 2:11 p.m. with a temperature of 81 degrees.

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The Minnesota Twins open up a four-game set with the Cleveland Indians tonight at Target Field. He has spent the entire 2017 season with Columbus. Merritt will start the first game.

Twins Open Series With Indians Tonight