CLEVELAND, Ohio — It’s Game On for the Indians and Twins on Friday night at Target Field.
Earlier in the day the two teams and MLB talked about possibly postponing Friday’s 8:10 p.m. start because of two players on the St. Louis Cardinals testing positive for the coronavirus. The Cardinals played the Twins at Target Field on Wednesday, the day before the Indians arrived to play a four-game series in Minneapolis.
The Cardinals announced Friday morning that the two players tested positive Wednesday while the team was in Minneapolis.
On Friday, just after at 4:30 p.m. ET, the Indians and Twins were cleared to play the game. The Indians will send Mike Clevinger to the mound to face Minnesota’s Randy Dobnak.
The Indians were behind in their pregame preparation because they didn’t leave the hotel until they heard they were definitely going to play. The visiting locker room also had to be re-sanitized.
Shane Bieber and James Karinchak pitched the Indians to a 2-0 victory in the first game of the series on Thursday night. Bieber pitched eight scoreless inning with 13 strikeouts and Karinchak pitched the ninth for his first save.
This will be Clevinger’s second start of the season.
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