TRIBE HANGS ON, DOWNS TWINS 27 Sep 13

Cleveland’s Yan Gomes hit a two-run homer and Michael Brantley had three hits and two RBI to lead the Indians to a 6-5 win over the Twins at Target Field.   Cleveland took a five-run lead into the bottom of the ninth inning and had to hold off a rally by the Twins to win.  The Indians retained their lead on the second wild card playoff spot in the American League at 89-and-70 and have won seven straight games.  They lead Texas by a game in the wild card standings.  Bryan Shaw got the win in relief to go to 7-and-3.  Joe Smith took over for struggling closer Chris Perez in the ninth and earned his third save.  Josmil Pinto [[ HOSE-meel PEEN-toh ]] homered and Ryan Doumit had three hits for the Twins in the loss.  Starting pitcher Andrew Albers fell to 2-and-5 for Minnesota.  Game two of the four-game series is tonight.  

 Saturday’s Twins Gametime Switch

The start time for Saturday’s Twins-Indians game at Target Field has been switched.  Fans are reminded that the game has been moved to a 12:05 p.m. start.  It was originally slated to start at 3:05 p.m.