With the way the all-or-nothing Minnesota Twins have been performing at the plate, the Cleveland Indians figure to be in good shape as long as they can keep them in the park.
Carlos Carrasco takes on that difficult task as he tries to avoid his 10th straight defeat Wednesday while handing Minnesota consecutive losses for the first time in August.
Josh Willingham went deep Tuesday to give the Twins (53-64) homers in six straight games, totaling 14 during that span. They've scored 23 of their last 24 runs via the home run, but haven't been able to manufacture much else.
Minnesota went 0 for 6 with runners in scoring position in Tuesday's 5-2 loss, ending its four-game home winning streak. The Twins are 3 for 49 (.061) in those situations over the last six games.
Willingham is 3 for 23 with two homers in that stretch, while Justin Morneau is 5 for 26 with three home runs.
"We can't rely on home runs all the time," manager Ron Gardenhire said. "It's nice when we hit them but we're going...