Cleveland entered the series having won a ridiculous 29 of their past 31 games, putting them in the running with the Astros and Dodgers for the best record in the majors.
He has not forgotten about his 1982 Brewers team that led by four games with five to play and ended up needing to win on the final day of the regular season to reach the playoffs.
Outfielder Max Kepler was back in the starting lineup after missing Sunday because of a sore left hip suffered while he fielded a ball a night before.
Brian Dutcher, the longtime college assistant with Minnesota ties, is now San Diego State's head man.
Brian Dozier launched an 0-1 cut fastball into the seats in right field in the eighth inning for a three-run homer to put the Twins ahead in Cleveland and on the doorstep of a postseason berth.
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