Clement scores from second on the field, and the Guardians beat the Twins

CLEVELAND (AP) – Pinch runner Ernie Clement raced home from second base on wild ground in the eighth inning to advance and the AL-Central leaders Cleveland Guardians gathered for a 4-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins Friday night in the opening of a five-series series. decisive games.

Clement ran with Josh Naylor, who moved up 8th with a single and took 2nd place on Oscar Gonzalez’s single. Johan rebounded 2-1 on court for Andres Jimenez to catcher Gary Sanchez and quickly returned to the screen.

Sanchez couldn’t find the ball at first and Clement rounded out third and slid his head onto the home plate, beating Sanchez’s throw.

Clement heeded Naylor’s advice when coach Terry Francona sent him off to run.

“As I came by, Naylor stopped me and said, ‘Hey, get ready for the dirt ball,’” Clement said. I was just running until (third base coach Mike Sarbo) stopped me and he never did, so I just kept going.”

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