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CLEVELAND -- Trevor Bauer had one bad sequence. Phillip Gaines Jersey . Clevelands offence had another bad night. With the days in their season dwindling quickly and the playoffs still within reach, the Indians suffered a bad loss that could haunt them for a while. Bauer gave up four straight two-out hits in Minnesotas four-run fourth inning, and the last-place Twins dented Clevelands playoff hopes with a 4-3 victory on Tuesday. The Indians came in five games out of first in the AL Central, and blew a chance to make up ground in the division or wild-card chase. They are counting on beating the Twins and Houston Astros over the next two weeks, and cant afford many losses and certainly not to any of the leagues weakest teams. "You want to win every game you play, especially because we need to desperately," Indians manager Terry Francona said. The Twins, using a lineup of young players and a rookie starter with a 9.38 ERA, won for just the fourth time in 16 games. Arcias homer off Bauer (5-8) made it 4-2, and the Twins hung on despite doing nothing else against the right-hander. Bauer gave up just the four hits -- all in a row with two outs in the fourth -- over eight innings. He walked one and struck out eight, but it wasnt enough as Clevelands offence went 1 for 10 with runners in scoring position. The Indians havent scored more than three runs in each of their past five games. "They scored enough to win the game," said a dejected Bauer, adding he didnt feel well. "I didnt do my job." Minnesotas bullpen combined for four innings of one-run ball, with Jared Burton, filling in for injured closer Glen Perkins, working the ninth for his second save. Bauer dominated every inning except the fourth. In the first, Bauer walked leadoff hitter Jordan Schafer but then picked him off first. He then retired 10 straight before Joe Mauer dropped a double to left. Kennys Vargas followed with an RBI double and Trevor Plouffes run-scoring single tied it at 2. Vargas slid awkwardly into home and had barely walked down the dugout steps when Arcia unloaded on Bauers first pitch, driving it into the seats in right-centre for his 16th homer. "He had the one four-hitter sequence, where he gave up the bloop double and then with three straight pitches all the damage was done," Francona said. "They made it hold up." Minnesota rookie Trevor May (2-4) allowed two runs in five innings. The right-hander had to overcome pesky "midges," tiny insects that engulfed him. "It seemed like I got hit in the face by 300 flies," he said. "I came in and my entire neck was covered." Cleveland wasted a couple scoring chances before closing to 4-3 in the eighth on Yan Gomes RBI single, but pinch-hitter Jason Giambi flew out to left to end the threat. The Indians staked Bauer to a 2-0 lead in the second inning against May, who picked up his first major league win last week against the White Sox. Carlos Santana singled and Jason Kipnis, who has struggled all season, doubled before Lonnie Chisenhalls groundout made it 1-0. Kipnis boldly took third on the play and scored on Gomes sacrifice fly. The Indians failed to take advantage of Mays two walks to open the fourth. Cleveland threatened again in the seventh on a pair of two-out singles, but left-hander Brian Duensing retired Michael Brantley on a routine fly. EVEN STEVEN With five games left in their season series, the Twins and Indians are tied 7-7. Cleveland had its four-game winning streak at home over Minnesota stopped. YANIMAL In 11 games since being activated from the concussion list, Gomes is batting .302 (13 of 43) with three doubles, a triple, six RBIs and three runs. TRAINERS ROOM Indians: INF/OF Mike Aviles has made progress after sustaining a concussion last week. He took part in pregame activities, except for hitting. Francona said Aviles, who got hurt when he face-planted trying to make a diving catch in right field, could be playing as early as Thursday. "He looks much better," Francona said. "Hes getting antsy. Hes pushing the trainers and those are all good signs. He was kind of cloudy for a couple days." UP NEXT Clevelands T.J. House (2-3), who held the White Sox to one run in seven innings last week, will start against Minnesotas Kyle Gibson (11-10) on Wednesday. Tyreek Hill Jersey . - Bryan Price sat down in the cushy chair. Ron Parker Jersey .5 million contract with the right-handed reliever. Ziegler revealed the agreement via Twitter, saying hes "really excited to stay in Arizona for a couple more years, at least.The Blue Jays are still hanging in there in the American League East. With 63 games left to play, theyre tied with the Yankees at three full games back of Baltimore. Theyre also just 1 1/2 games back of Seattle for the second Wild Card spot. So essentially, the Jays season is down to this. Forty-one of their remaining 63 games are against their own division. Over the last few years, their record against the AL East has turned them into also-rans down the stretch when the schedule toughens up. In three of the past four seasons, their mark at this point was almost identical. In 2012, they were 51-49. In 2011, they were 50-49 and in 2010 they were 50-48-1, with the one being a suspended game. Right now in 2014, they are 51-48. The only exception was last year, when they were actually a little worse at 45-54 on July 23. Of the four previous seasons, with Alex Anthopoulos as GM, the Jays had a winning record after 99 games just once. In 2010, the Jays went (35-29) to finish at 85-77-1. If the Jays can win 35 of their final 63 games this time around, their 86 victories may or may not put them into the postseason. The Blue Jays next 10 games are against the Easts traditional powers - Boston and the Yankees - with both having off-seasons by their standards. The Jays kick off this stretch with four at home beginning Monday night at Rogers Centre against the BoSox. Then its on to New York for three and then to Fenway for three more. Considering they probably wont have Edwin Encarnacion, Adam Lind and Brett Lawrie for at least seven of those 10 games - and perhaps all 10 - its going to be a daunting task indeed. Over the past four seasons, the Blue Jays cumulative record against Boston is only 37-42. Theyve also had a losing record against the Red Sox in three of those four seasons. The only exception being the 2012 season, when the Jays held an (11-7) edge in the year of the Bobby Valentine managerial fiasco. The Jays record against the Yankees over that four year span has been even worse. Theyre 32-50 in all, with 2010 being the only season they had a winning edge at 10-8 and remember the Jays have also dropped 16 in a row at Yankee Stadium. The Jays desperately need to go at least 6-4 or better over the next 10 to tide them over until everyone gets healthy. Then and only then, will John Gibbons and company have a chance at staying in the race for first in the AL East until the end. For the record, the Jays are 18-17 this season against the East, including 4-2 against Boston and 3-6 versus the Yankees. They have 13 left against Boston and 10 with the Yankees. Thats more than a third of their remaining games and they likely hold the key to having any chance of winning the division. Grabbing the second Wild Card slot ahead of Seattle is the emergency safety hatch. Justin Houston Jersey. The Jays still have seven games left with the Ms - three on the road and four at home. But taking the second Wild Card would likely mean a one game playoff with the As or the Angels out on the West Coast - not exactly the most desirable situation. The Blue Jays Triple A affiliate in Buffalo has lost seven games in a row and is having almost as much trouble most nights scoring runs as the Jays. Just the same, Kevin Pillar - who spent 26 games up with the big club this season - has been on fire. Hes tied for the International League lead in doubles with 27, which would have been the team high for the entire season a year ago. He also leads the Bisons in hits with 87, triples (with three) and is tied for the team lead in stolen bases (15). On the flip side, righty reliever Steve Delabar still hasnt rediscovered his A game. In eight appearances over 10 innings, he is 0-2 with a 5.40 ERA with nine strikeouts and six walks. I got asked the other day if I could remember the last Major League player to play at all nine positions in one game. Off the top of my head I could only remember the first two - Bert Campaneris, who turned the trick for the Kansas City As on Sept. 8, 1965, and Cesar Tovar of the Minnesota Twins who accomplished the feat on Sept. 22, 1968 - against (go figure) Campaneris and the As. Playing all nine positions in a game is more of a novelty event, used by teams who are basically playing in nothing games near the end of the season. Its only happened two other times in Major League history, the two I couldnt remember and both happened in 2000. Scott Sheldon and the Texas Rangers were playing at Comiskey and the White Sox blew out to a big lead early and went on to hammer Texas 13-1. Sheldon actually didnt get into the game for the Rangers until the fourth inning, but still managed to play all nine spots on the diamond. That was on Sept. 6. About three weeks later, with the Twins playing Detroit on Oct. 1 - the final day of the regular season - Shane Halter of the Tigers became the most recent Major Leaguer to play all nine positions in one game. Not only that, he went 4-for-5 with four runs batted in. But the two earlier games each had something unique about them - which may be why I remember them so well. When Campaneris pitched in 1965, he pitched lefty-to-lefty hitters and then switched to righty-to-righty hitters. Cesar Tovar actually was the starting pitcher for the Twins in his game in 1968. Will it ever happen again? Maybe not, but I guess we can never say never. If I had to bet on a Blue Jay doing it, it would probably be Steve Tolleson. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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