CLEVELAND – His face contorted by emotion, Francisco Lindor looked toward Cleveland's dugout and released a scream that had seemingly been building for weeks.
“Let's Go!” Lindor yelled in Spanish after connecting for a go-ahead, two-run homer in the sixth inning.
One swing may have helped the Indians leave some troubles behind.
“Move forward," Lindor said. "Turn the page.”
Shane Bieber corrected some unusual early control issues to strike out 10 and say unbeaten and Lindor hit Cleveland's biggest homer so far this season, leading the Indians to a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
With the Indians trailing 2-1 in sixth, Lindor, who has yet to go on one of those streaks where he can carry his team, followed a leadoff walk to José Ramírez with a homer he and his teammates may look back and remember.
The All-Star shortstop fell behind 1-2 before crushing an 88 mph slider from Jorge Alcala (1-1) into the right-field stands. Before the ball even landed or dropping his bat, Lindor paused to connect with his excited teammates across the way.
It's been a tough stretch for the Indians. They've been playing without manager Terry Francona, who is away due to health issues. The team has also been dealing with the fallout from pitchers Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac breaking the club's code of conduct and being demoted.