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McKenzie, Indians take 1st game of doubleheader vs. Twins

Pitcher Tristan McKenzie had seven strikeouts with just three hits, one run and one walk allowed.
Credit: AP
Minnesota Twins' pitcher Joe Ryan (74) throws against the Cleveland Indians during the first inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs)

MINNEAPOLIS — Triston McKenzie turned in another stellar start for Cleveland. He cruised through six innings of the first game of a doubleheader to lead the Indians past Minnesota 3-1. 

Twins starter Joe Ryan took a comebacker off the wrist in the sixth inning to remove half of the pitching duel. 

McKenzie had seven strikeouts with just three hits, one run and one walk allowed. This was his fifth straight outing of six innings or more and one run or less. 

Ryan gave up three hits, one run and one walk with seven strikeouts in five innings.