Cleveland Indians defeat Minnesota Twins, 4-2

CLEVELAND - The Twins had a chance to make an early-season statement against Cleveland on Sunday before the Indians introduced them to a pair of relievers with very different stories, in Tony Sipp and Kerry Wood.

After Cleveland's 4-2 victory at Progressive Field, the looks on the faces of Justin Morneau and Jason Kubel said it all.

Both had struck out against Sipp with the bases loaded in the seventh inning, and they were the two batters due up next when Wood wiggle...

CLEVELAND - Twins manager Ron Gardenhire pulled Carlos Gomez into his office Sunday morning for a little counseling.

Gomez had not started the previous three games and was visibly angry. The normally social center fielder had been sitting alone on the bench; in his lone at-bat Saturday, he struck out on three pitches, then threw his batting gloves into the stands.

"He deserved that strikeout because he swung like a madman," Gardenhire said. "I had a talk with him abo...