Gant wins, Rooker homers as Twins blank Indians 3-0

9-8-21

CLEVELAND (AP) — John Gant pitched five solid innings to get his first win since joining Minnesota and spoil Cleveland starter Aaron Civale’s impressive return from injury, leading the Twins to a 3-0 win over the Indians. Brent Rooker homered for the Twins, who have won six of their past seven against the Indians. Gant, who came over from St. Louis in a July trade, didn’t allow a run on three hits. The right-hander had been winless since May 26 — a span of 27 appearances. Cleveland’s loss was softened by Civale’s comeback outing, his first since he sprained his right middle finger in a June 21 start.  Series continues at 5:10 p.m. tonight on 950 KWAT.