A home run, at his homecoming.
Say this for Francisco Lindor: He clearly has a flair for the dramatic.
Our goal was to win, but it was pretty cool to see Frankie come through like that, Indians manager Terry Francona said. To see the way the fans responded, and then to see how genuinely excited he was about it, it was pretty cool.
So, too, was Indians ace Corey Kluber, who allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings. He gave up five hits and struck out six, lowering his ERA to 1.52.
Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez each had three hits for Cleveland in the first regular-season game on the island commonwealth since 2010. Brantley and Ramirez hit consecutive homers in the sixth, and Yonder Alonso added a solo homer in the eighth for Cleveland.
Brian Dozier had two hits for the Twins, including an RBI double in the seventh that chased a sweat-drenched Kluber after 104 pitches. Minnesota starter Jake Odorizzi (1-1) gave up six hits and four runs, all of them coming across on homers, in five-plus innings.
They play really hard, Miami manager Don Mattingly said about his club. We’re just a young team that I think’s going in the right direction.
Garcia (1-0) gave up one hit in five shutout innings , pitching around five early walks to win for the first time as a starter. Miguel Andujar doubled with one out in the fifth against Garcia — who held the New York Mets hitless for six innings last week in his initial major league start.
He just continued what I’ve been seeing him do before I got back, Realmuto said. He’s throwing the ball really well.
One night after a 12-1 drubbing in the Bronx, the last-place Marlins (5-12) returned the favor to split the two-game series. The listless Yankees committed two costly errors in the first two innings as Miami built a 4-0 lead.
New York also threw a wild pitch and had a passed ball on a 44-degree night. The Yankees (8-8) have made an AL-high 17 errors in 16 games.
We’ve got to get better in that department, and we will, rookie manager Aaron Boone said.