Guardians Lose To Twins 1-0

Cleveland Guardians v Minnesota Twins

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA - JUNE 2: Max Kepler #26 of the Minnesota Twins hits a single of off Aaron Civale #43 of the Cleveland Guardians during the first inning at Target Field on June 2, 2023 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Wosika/Getty Images)Photo: Getty Images/Nick Wosika

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--- In a pitching dominated matchup, the Twins just needed one double to take the 2nd game of the series 1-0. The story of the game were the Guardians coming just close of getting some big hits, but falling short. Amed Rosario was given the night off and Jose Ramirez getting a light day, being the designated hitter with Tyler Freeman playing 3rd base.

The first of a chance for the Guardians to take a lead came in the first inning, with Jose Ramirez being robbed of an extra base hit by Willi Castro leaping against the wall to rob Ramirez of a hit. The Twins then came close putting the game out of hand in the bottom half of that inning, but starter Aaron Civale working out a bases loaded jam with 2 outs, striking out Ryan Jeffers on a curveball. Civale had a very solid outing, going 5 innings, only giving up 4 hits while striking out 4. Civale would work out of another jam in the 4th inning, getting out of an inning with 2 Twins runners in scoring position. The same story continued throughout the game, the starters showing their stuff, the Twins had Bailey Ober on the mound, he went 6 innings, giving up only 4 hits while striking out 3 hits. Then came the 6th inning, where Jose Ramirez again just missed a chance to put the Guardians on top just missing a home run that went foul, Josh Naylor also came close to a home run, but like the first inning with Ramirez, it was caught at the wall.

An inning later, the Twins would score the only run of the game with Jorge Polanco hitting an RBI double. The Guardians will stay in Minnesota continuing the series with the Twins, first pitch is at 7:15 and you can hear it on WTAM 1100 AM , 106.9 FM, the free iHeartRadio app, and HERE

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