CM – Eddie Rosario laughs at the 4-1 victory of the Indians over the twins

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Eddie Rosario had a lousy night returning to target field, 0 for 3 with a fielder pick and an embarrassing out at second base.

With loaded bases and a Rosario singled in the eighth inning on the first field, which he saw from left-hander Taylor Rogers to open a close game in the 4-1 victory of the Indians.

As soon as his single crept between shortstop and second baseman, Rosario flipped his bat and ran down with his right shoulder, a familiar sight for Twins fans. Only this time he was wearing a Cleveland uniform. Austin Hedges and Amed Rosario scored to 3-1

When asked if Rosario, who was sacked after last season without an invitation to tender, had any words for the Twins dugout, manager Rocco Baldelli said he didn’t think so.

« I didn’t hear anything, » he said. “I know Eddie enjoys being in places like this, and he’s proud of what he does in those places. I actually didn’t pay any attention to it, to be honest, to be honest, I didn’t notice anything at all.  »

Bobby Bradley followed with a single – almost stopped by Polanco in second – that scored 4-1 for Jose Ramirez, who had deliberately run to load the bases for Rosario.

Blake Parker (1-0) earned the win with a goalless inning of relief, and James Karnichak pitched the ninth for his ninth save. Jorge Alcala (1-2) left with the bases loaded in the eighth inning and was charged with three Taylor Rogers approved runs.

Twins starter Jose Berrios hit nine and allowed a 6.1 innings run, putting Cleveland starter J.C. Mejia dueled to a tie. Mejia, who started the game 1-2 with a deserved average of 6.11, struck around a wild pitch and two bars and left the game in a 1-1 draw after six innings.

« Jose did another very good job for us, » said Baldelli. “He played all of his pitches tonight, even the super slow changes he makes every now and then. He looked good, he looked sharp. … I wish we could have done more for him.  »

Before his game-winning hit, Rosario was 0 for 3, but won an outfield pick in the sixth inning after Indian manager Terry Francona challenged a double play call. With two outs, Rosario stole second place in a strikeout, but was replaced by second baseman Jorge Polanco.

When asked if it felt good to come back with the winning hit, Rosario said, « Yes, sir. »

Catcher Ben Rortvedt’s throw skipped shortstop Andrelton Simmons and Rosario started towards third before slowly walking back to the bag. While Rosario was looking towards home plate, Polanco snuck in, Simmons threw a throw and tagged Rosario on the leg before putting his foot back on the sack for the third out.

« I thought he thought the last throw was ball four, so he was there, » said Berrios. “But that last pitch blew him away, and we still had a chance to spot him at second base. I think that happened.  »

The Twins took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when leadoff hitter Luis Arraez went into the middle and moved to second after a strikeout from Josh Donaldson when Trevor Larnach surrendered the first of two from Mejia Walks drew.

Nelson Cruz jumped short after being knocked down with a fastball near his head, but a block – one of two called against Mejia – sent the runners into second and third place and Arraez hit a wild place.

The Indians quickly equalized the game in the second. Bobby Bradley pulled a leadoff walk and scored from second place at hitter Austin Hedges at No. 9 to the left. Berrios thought he had fanned Hedges on the previous pitch and started exiting the field after his curveball hit the inside of the hitting zone.

Alcala started the eighth inning but only managed one out, gave up two hits and deliberately walked Ramirez. He went with bases loaded to create a left-left matchup for Rogers with Rosario.

« We know Eddie likes to be there, but I’ll be on Rog every time. He’s as good a left-hander as you’ll find in baseball and has been for a very long time, ”said Baldelli. “I think he just missed a pitch over the middle of the plate and Eddie took a good swing. That happens sometimes.  »
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