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Francisco Lindor's homer fuels Cleveland's win over Twins in Puerto Rico

The crowd went wild when Lindor homered in his homeland.

Playing for the first time in five days, the Minnesota Twins lost 6-1 to the Cleveland Indians in the first of a two-game Puerto Rico Series. 

Even if the Twins were a bit rusty after having three straight games postponed because of snow, it might not have mattered since they were hitting against Indians ace right-hander Corey Kluber. 

Kluber allowed just 1 run on 5 hits and 2 walks over 6 2/3 innings, and Minnesota didn't touch him up until Brian Dozier's RBI double with two outs in the seventh inning. 


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Jake Odorizzi was fine for the Twins until Francisco Lindor, a native of Puerto Rico, got him with a 2-run homer in the fifth. 

Odorizzi then allowed back-to-back homers to Jose Ramirez and Michael Brantley in the sixth, and that was it for him. 

Jose Berrios, also a native of Puerto Rico, will start for the Twins in front of his hometown fans on Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN. 

Note: Byron Buxton was a late scratch on Tuesday because of a migraine headache. 

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