Indians’ Bieber Dazzles in 2-0 Win Over Twins

Jul 30, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Cleveland Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez (11), shortstop Francisco Lindor (12), second baseman Cesar Hernandez (7) and first baseman Carlos Santana (41) celebrate after defeating the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Shane Bieber decided that a dazzling Opening Day performance was not good enough and struck out another 13 batters in his second start of the season on Thursday afternoon. 

The Indians clearly have their ace. Bieber gave the Indians eight innings of shutout, dominant baseball and gave stud closer James Karinchak a solid two-run lead to work within the ninth. 

All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor provided the only offense needed for the Cleveland Indians on Thursday. Lindor hit a 409-foot two-run home run to right field and gave the team a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning that they would never relinquish. 

But just exactly how good was Shane Bieber tonight? Well, let’s see. 

There’s this: 

And this:

Oh, and this:

Although Bieber may be really good, the Indians’ pitching staff as a whole is also incredibly dominant:

Most predictions at the start of the season had the Minnesota Twins as the clear favorite. After setting record after record in 2019 with their power bats and offensive prowess, the Twins may have to be on the lookout for a well-rounded Indians squad. 

The Indians and Twins will face off again Friday night with Cleveland’s Mike Clevinger going up against Minnesota’s Randy Dobnak.

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