It would be easy to say this is the most important series to date for the 2022 Guardians, so I'll do that: This is the most important series to date for the 2022 Guardians.
Cleveland hasn't tasted first place in the AL Central at all this season, having dropped their Opening Day game against the Royals and immediately falling into the division basement. Now sitting just one game back after an excellent record in June, they're well within striking distance.
Civale will start the pivotal series for the Guardians, his first after a lengthy injured list stint.
The travel day is over and now the battle for the American League Central will recommence -with or without Jose Ramirez
Some notes to tide you over until game time:
Are The Cleveland Guardians Over-Achieving Or Really This Good? Their upcoming schedule will provide the answer.
Pagan gains footing as Twins closer, or whatever they are calling his role - StarTribune.com Emilio Pagan knows Twins fans are clamoring for Jhoan Duran to close, but he's glad to do the job in the meantime.
Andres Gimenez is driving the ball and helping power the Cleveland Guardians' offense - cleveland.
A pitcher's duel between Zach Plesac and Clayton Kershaw descended into a battle of bullpens, with the Cleveland Guardians prevailing over the Los Angeles Dodgers, 2-1, in extra innings Friday night.
Richie Palacios delivered the go-ahead run in the tenth inning, scoring Owen Miller from third on a sac fly. With Emmanuel Clase unavailable after pitching each game of the three-game series against the Rockies, manager Terry Francona turned to Enyel De Los Santos to close out the bottom of the tenth. He was able to get it done, striking out Justin Turner to end the game.
Cleveland starting pitcher Zach Plesac was excellent, giving up five hits and two walks over six innings but only allowing one earned run, a solo home run by Cody Bellinger in the second inning.