They started the game with three-straight hits, including a leadoff double by Francisco Lindor. The Indians scored five runs in the first three innings, which let starter Shane Bieber settle in and dominate for the Tribe.
"He picked a good day to miss bats because it was a really good day to hit," manager Terry Francona said. "I thought he had the best breaking ball we’ve seen yet. And he obviously located his fastball. He didn’t walk anybody. That was a pretty impressive day."
The Indians have won four of their last five games, including three of four against Baltimore.
The Indians were 22-23 at this point in the season last year. In 2017, they started 24-21 and we’re in second place behind Minnesota. The Indians look more vulnerable then ever and Twins’ success is a big part of that, but Cleveland is right where they hoped to be 45 games into the season.