Rain halts Twins-Indians game

Published 9:18 am Monday, August 15, 2011

CLEVELAND — Rain kept Cleveland from a possible three-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, though the Indians still gained a half game in the AL Central race.

Despite having a 1-0 lead was washed away after two innings and waiting two hours, 55 minutes for umpires to call it, Cleveland moved within 2½ games of first-place Detroit when the Tigers lost in Baltimore 8-5.

Cleveland went 4-1 on its homestand, winning two of three from the Tigers, then two in a row from the Twins.

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No makeup date was announced, but manager Manny Acta knows the Indians are going to be very busy down the stretch as they try to overtake Detroit and stay ahead of third-place Chicago.