Tribe's dominant relief duo seals win vs. Twins – MLB.com

MINNEAPOLIS — The man on the mound for the Twins in the seventh inning on Tuesday may have looked familiar to Tribe fans. Then again, Cleveland has cycled through so many relievers this season that Matt Belisle’s time with the Indians might seem like a distant memory.

Once upon a time, Belisle was a member of the Indians’ Opening Day bullpen — a cast of characters that started with seven and has since grown to a list 22 players long. In a 6-2 victory over the Twins at Target Field, the Tribe’s lineup scored a pair of key insurance runs off the veteran right-hander, and then Cleveland’s retooled relief corps finished the job.

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MINNEAPOLIS — The man on the mound for the Twins in the seventh inning on Tuesday may have looked familiar to Tribe fans. Then again, Cleveland has cycled through so many relievers this season that Matt Belisle’s time with the Indians might seem like a distant memory.

Once upon a time, Belisle was a member of the Indians’ Opening Day bullpen — a cast of characters that started with seven and has since grown to a list 22 players long. In a 6-2 victory over the Twins at Target Field, the Tribe’s lineup scored a pair of key insurance runs off the veteran right-hander, and then Cleveland’s retooled relief corps finished the job.

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“It’s hard to root against him, because we like him so much,” Indians manager Terry Francona said of Belisle. “Obviously, not tonight. But, he’s one of the most standup guys I’ve ever met, and that doesn’t change when a guy goes to a different uniform.”

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