THREE-GAME SERIES AT PROGRESSIVE FIELD
Tuesday 6:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM RHP Bartolo Colon (6-14, 6.63 ERA) vs. RHP Josh Tomlin (9-9, 4.98)
Wednesday 6:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM LHP Adalberto Mejia (4-6, 4.48) vs. RHP Danny Salazar (5-6, 4.48)
Thursday 11:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM RHP Ervin Santana (16-8, 3.36) vs. RHP Carlos Carrasco (17-6, 3.43)
The Twins, 4-3 on this road trip with three losses against the Yankees followed by four victories over the Tigers, have won 43 games on the road this season, their most since 2004. They have not won 44 road games since 1991. … This has been a strange season series. The Twins are 6-10 against Cleveland —1-9 at home but 5-1 at Progressive Field. That was all before the Indians rocketed away from everyone in the division. … SS Jorge Polanco has a seven-game hitting streak. His home run Sunday was his ninth since August, after he hit three in the first four months of the season. … Santana is one win shy of tying his career high, set in 2010 with the Angels.
Cleveland has every reason to keep pushing through to the end of the season; the best record in the AL and in all of baseball remains at stake. It has been a ridiculous run of dominance for the Indians: They are 29-2 over their past 31 games. … Cleveland, home for its final six games, finished with a 53-28 road record, the most road victories in club history. … Indications are that the Indians intend to move RHP Mike Clevinger (11-5, 3.13 ERA) to the bullpen for the postseason. … Tomlin is on a roll himself, going 5-0 with a 2.74 ERA over his past eight outings. ... SS Francisco Lindor’s 33 home runs are a team record for Indians middle infielder.
La Velle E. Neal III