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Kyle Gibson made a surprise relief appearance and surrendered a game-turning three-run homer to Roberto Perez, and the error-prone Twins dropped a sloppy 7-5 decision to the Indians.
Rookie flamethrower Brusdar Graterol has been a starter in the minors for the Twins organization, but he will be used out of the bullpen the rest of this year.
Miguel Sano crushed a tie-breaking grand slam in Game 2 of a Saturday doubleheader, and the Twins all but terminated the Indians' three-year reign atop the AL Central with 2-0 and 9-5 victories.
Sam Dyson, acquired minutes before the trade deadline in July, threw two pitches in the bullpen on Friday, the first time on a mound in 10 days, and the pain in his right shoulder immediately returned.
Nelson Cruz never met Harmon Killebrew but the Twins' current home run leader has learned a lot during his time in Minnesota about the franchise's power-hitting icon
The teams were tied 2-2 in the third inning when heavy storms hit Cleveland, washing out the game. A split doubleheader will be held Saturday. Both ends will be bullpen games for the Twins.
The financial cost of Michael Pineda's drug suspension will total more than $1 million in salary and bonuses. The pitcher said he would like to remain with the Twins after this season.
Mitch Garver hit his 30th home run of the season, and Twins starter Jose Berrios on Tuesday went seven strong innings allowing just two hits.
The Twins are addressing injuries up and down the roster as the season winds down and the AL Central title is on the line.
The sprains and spasms and strains and bruises continue to mount, leaving the Twins' powerful lineup reduced to hobbled volunteers and spare parts.