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Bieber sets MLB record as Tribe blanks Twins 2-0

The Cleveland Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins Thursday night from Target field in Minneapolis Minnesota by a final score of 2-0.

The Indians starting pitching continued to roll Wednesday evening. Shane Bieber was outstanding, going eight innings, allowing only three hits, walking none, and striking out thirteen. Bieber only got into one jam the entire night and that was in the sixth inning when the Twins had the bases loaded with nobody out. Twins’ ace Jose Berrios was good as well but his pitching was at 96 after just five innings. The only mistake he made was a missed location on a fastball which Francisco Lindor took advantage of and hit a two-run home run to right field to give the Indians the 2-0 lead, which behind Bieber was all they would need and all they would get. Mike Karinchak would come on to pitch the ninth inning and retire the Twins in order and earn his first big league save.

Shane Bieber has been ridiculous in his first two starts of the season. How ridiculous you might ask? Well with Bieber’s twelve strikeout performance Thursday night, he tied Karl Spooner with twenty-seven strikeouts through his first two starts which is a Major League record. Spooner and Bieber are tied for first place.
Looking ahead: Cleveland and Minnesota will be back at tomorrow night, same place, different time as it will be an 8:10pm start time. The Indians will send Mike Clevinger to the mound who, in his first start against the Royals went seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out six. Minnesota will send Randy Dobnak to the mound who, in his first start versus the White Sox, went four innings, giving up a run on three hits.
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​POSTED 07/29/2020 22:19
Photo by Ben Zedner