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Sánchez, Gray Power Twins Past Guardians in Series Opener

Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws against the Cleveland Guardians during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 27, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws against the Cleveland Guardians during the first inning of a baseball game Monday, June 27, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)
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Cleveland (AP) -- Sonny Gray turned an emotional, distracting day for the Twins into a dominant one.

The right-hander pitched seven superb innings and Gary Sánchez homered and drove in four runs to help Minnesota stretch its lead in the AL Central with an 11-1 blowout of the Cleveland Guardians on Monday night.