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Wednesday, August 20 (All times Eastern)

Cleveland Indians (63-61) at Minnesota Twins (55-69), 8:10 p.m.

Probable Starting Pitchers: Cleveland - T.J. House (1-3, 4.13) Minnesota - Ricky Nolasco (5-8, 5.99)

(SportsNetwork.com) - Few pitchers have been worse in the league this season than Minnesota's Ricky Nolasco. He tries to reverse his fortunes on Wednesday when the Twins continue a three-game set with the Cleveland Indians at Target Field.

Nolasco returned to the hill Friday against Kansas City for the first time since July 6 following a bout with flexor pronator stiffness and lost for the third time in four starts, as he surrendered five runs - all in the fourth inning - and seven hits in six innings to fall to 5-8 on the year to go along with a 5.99 ERA.

"He had the one bad inning," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. "Our catcher kept saying the ball was coming out of his hand good. So you have to listen to your catcher. So we have something to build off of here in his first start back. But I'm sure he's a little disappointed."

Nolasco has yet to record a decision in two starts versus the Tribe, but has pitched to a 7.20 ERA in those outings.

Cleveland, meanwhile, turns to lefty T.J. House, who hasn't pitched since losing in Cincinnati back on Aug. 7. House lasted six innings in that one and gave up four runs (3 earned) on eight hits to fall to 1-3 on the year with a 4.13 ERA.

House did not get a decision in his only other appearance against the Twins.

Cleveland drew first blood in this series on Tuesday, as Yan Gomes went 3- for-4 with a solo home run and three runs scored to help the Indians rally for a 7-5 win.

Tyler Holt and Zach Walters each drove in two runs for the Indians, who have won six of eight.

Trevor Bauer lasted just 4 2/3 innings in the start as he was tagged for five runs on four hits and two walks. Kyle Crockett (3-0) picked up the win for record two outs.

Oswaldo Arcia hit a three-run home run while Joe Mauer and Kennys Vargas each drove in a run for the Twins, who have lost their past three.

Kyle Gibson allowed five runs on eight hits over 5 1/3 innings, while Brian Duensing (3-3) was handed the loss after giving up two runs in relief.

"There were times I didn't feel as comfortable as I should have," said Gibson. I was battling now and then but I don't know, I guess I just didn't stay as aggressive as I should have."

Cleveland has won six of its 11 matchups with the Twins this season.

08/20 10:40:31 ET

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Scoreboard
Local
Half
PHI 46
CHA 66
 
Half
PHI 46
CHA 66
 
Half
ORL 43
UTA 49
 
2nd
CLE 29
BRK 33
 
2nd
BOS 32
MIN 30
 
2nd
DET 37
TOR 30
 
2nd
MIA 25
WAS 29
 
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MEM
CHI
1st
SAN 0
POR 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
DEN
LAC
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LAL
OKC
Final
YOUNG 92
WILB 71
 
Final
TULA 56
JST 49
 
Final
RAD 76
SIENA 66
 
2nd
BUCK 53
CASEWEST 45
 
2nd
LIB 55
CPNC 39
 
2nd
SCAR 33
CLEM 32
 
2nd
CMICH 55
CONC 36
 
2nd
MIAMI 27
EKENT 35
 
2nd
GWEBB 60
HIWASSEE 45
 
2nd
ODU 36
MDES 29
 
Half
BUF 38
NIAG 28
 
2nd
KSU 34
NCAT 25
 
2nd
FAM 35
UNF 45
 
2nd
NORST 47
NARZ 30
 
2nd
DART 39
NILL 28
 
2nd
MORE 37
NKENTUCKY 53
 
2nd
UCSB 51
SDCHR 35
 
Half
STJ 18
GAELS 33
 
Half
ALA 34
STILL 21
 
2nd
HAMP 33
TENST 25
 
2nd
TENN 35
TENT 38
 
2nd
WMARY 63
WSHMD 25
 
1st
MERC 28
COOK 13
 
1st
FLGC 26
FUR 23
 
Half
CALST 24
SDKST 28
 
1st
MTST 0
CHAT 0
 
1st
NDAK 0
DICKINSON 3
 
1st
LAMON 0
LSUALEX 0
 
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PRIN
LIP
 
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LAM
MLGN
 
1st
MINN 2
SEAT 2
 
1st
LOYC 3
SUTAH 0
 
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SELA
WINT
 
1st
SILL 0
NO 0
 
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MARQ
ALAAM
 
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TTU
ARKPB
 
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DEN
COLST
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CREI
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CAL
EWASH
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UTST
IDST
 
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UTEP
ARZ
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CHAM
HAW
 
2nd
NJD 2
TAM 0
 
1st
OTT 2
ANA 0
 
1st
DET 1
NYI 1
 
1st
WIN 0
BOS 0
 
9:00pm Tonight
CAL
DAL