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Grab Another Broom: Cleveland Guardians Sweep New York Mets

If you’ve been following the Cleveland Guardians lately, you would know that trailing 3-0 after five innings was nothing to worry about.

Andres Gimenez tied the game with a three-run home run, propelling the Guardians toward a 6-3 victory and their second series sweep in a row.

As he crossed home plate, Gimenez grabbed the “CLE” on his blue City Connect jersey. Several fans on Twitter declared at that moment that Cleveland officially “won” the Francisco Lindor trade that brought Gimenez to Cleveland in 2021.

Lindor went 2-for-5 to improve his batting average to .203.

Johnathan Rodriguez’s first major-league hit was a single to right in the seventh inning. David Fry scored to put Cleveland on top 4-3.

The Guardians added two more runs in the eighth inning on run-scoring doubles from Jose Ramirez and Kyle Manzardo. After a slow start to his big-league career, Manzardo has hit a double in each of the last four games.


Triston McKenzie gave up three home runs to the Mets (Jeff McNeil, Pete Alonso, and Harrison Bader), but they were all solo shots.

The bullpen kept the Mets from doing any more damage, as Tim Herrin, Hunter Gaddis, and Sam Hentges got Cleveland through the next three innings.

Emmanuel Clase needed a day off, so flame-throwing rookie Cade Smith closed out the game. He has 32 strikeouts in just over 22 innings.

The most impressive rookie on the Guardians is manager Stephen Vogt. He lost his ace, Shane Bieber, for the entire season. Leadoff hitter Steven Kwan has been out with a hamstring injury for more than two weeks.

But the Guardians have won 9 out of 10 and are having a great time. So are the fans, as a crowd of 22,322 came to the ballpark on a Wednesday afternoon in May.

Logan Allen will take the mound on Friday as the Guardians head out west to take on the Los Angeles Angels.

(Jeff Gorman and his wife, Jennifer, saw an Angels game on their honeymoon in 2002. Although they had a losing record at the time, the Angels won the game on a Troy Glaus home run and went on to win the World Series.)


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