Bieber strikes out 13, ties record as Indians top Twins 2-0

Cleveland Indians' pitcher Shane Bieber throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Minneapo...
Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios throws against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Minneapol...
Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor, right, rounds third base on a two-run home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios in the third inning of a ...
Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios, right, gets a mound visit from pitching coach Wes Johnson after giving up a two-run home run to Cleveland Indian...
Cardboard faces, including some athletes and others, adorn seats behind home plate at Target Field as the Minnesota Twins host the Cleveland Indians i...

Cleveland Indians' pitcher Shane Bieber throws against the Minnesota Twins in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Minneapo...

Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios throws against the Cleveland Indians in the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Minneapol...

Cleveland Indians' Francisco Lindor, right, rounds third base on a two-run home run off Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios in the third inning of a ...

Minnesota Twins pitcher Jose Berrios, right, gets a mound visit from pitching coach Wes Johnson after giving up a two-run home run to Cleveland Indian...

Cardboard faces, including some athletes and others, adorn seats behind home plate at Target Field as the Minnesota Twins host the Cleveland Indians i...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cleveland's Shane Bieber tied the major league record for strikeouts in a pitcher's first two starts of the season, punching out 13 Minnesota Twins over eight innings in the Indians' 2-0 victory on Thursday night.

Bieber (2-0) fanned 14 over six scoreless innings on Friday against Kansas City. His 27 strikeouts in the two games matched the record set by Karl Spooner of the Brooklyn Dodgers in September 1954 during the first two starts of his short career.

Facing a Twins team that came in with the second-best run differential in baseball, Bieber allowed three singles in his eight innings.

Francisco Lindor supplied all the offense Cleveland needed with a two-run homer in the third inning off Jose Berríos (0-1).

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