Minnesota Twins

Cleveland's Shane Bieber silences Twins' bats, Indians win 2-0

But on a pleasant Thursday evening during a matchup of two teams expected to battle it out for AL Central supremacy, Bieber stood out as Cleveland downed the Twins 2-0 in the first game of a four-game series between the rivals at Target Field.

After striking out 14 batters on Opening Day against the Royals, Bieber moved up in weight class, took on the Bombasquad and punched just as hard.

With 27 strikeouts in his first two starts, Bieber tied a major league record set by Karl Spooner in 1954.

Berrios was outgunned in this matchup, falling behind hitters and running his pitch count up to 96 over five innings.

The Twins’ best scoring chance came in the sixth when Byron Buxton and Max Kepler hit consecutive singles to bring Donaldson to the plate.

Bieber then fed him his knuckle curve and Donaldson nearly dropped to one knee while striking out.

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