Twins Vs. Indians: Minnesota Looks to Finish Three-Game Sweep of Tribe

The Minnesota Twins will attempt to finish a three-game sweep of the Indians in a Thursday matinee. The Twins followed up their 6-5 Tuesday victory with a 6-4 win Wednesday. A victory Thursday afternoon would finish Minnesota's first sweep since July 29, when -- not coincidentally -- the Twins won their third in a row over the Tribe.

Minnesota turns to the Esmerling Vasquez, who is 0-2 in three starts since being called up from AAA Rochester at the beginning of September. Vasquez carries a 7.53 ERA into the contest, and has not made it to the seventh inning of any of his prior starts. In his one appearance against Cleveland this season, he gave up 4 earned runs and walked 5 in just 3 innings of work.

Cleveland looks to rookie pitcher Corey Kluber. The right-handed Kluber is 1-4 in nine starts since joining the big league club in early August. In his last two starts, Kluber has given up 9 runs in just 8 2/3 innings, increasing his ERA to 5.48 on the season. He has faced the Twins twice, not figuring in either decision. Minnesota roughed Kluber up on September 9, scoring 5 runs on 8 hits in just 3 2/3 innings.

First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 p.m. ET. Television coverage is available on Fox Sports North. Radio broadcast is available on ESPN Radio 1500.

Check out Let's Go Tribe for more on the Indians, and head over to Twinkie Town for more Twins coverage. Also be sure to visit Baseball Nation for even more news and analysis from around the league.

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