Gonzalez, the shock rookie who was a Minor League free agent within the offseason, hit his second homer in three video games to present Cleveland a 7-6 lead within the seventh. Nevertheless, Minnesota countered with 4 runs within the backside half of the body to take management.
However the Guardians rallied once more because the Twins tried to get a second inning out of reliever Emilio Pagán.
Amed Rosario and José Ramírez kicked off the ninth with singles, and Josh Naylor doubled to plate Rosario earlier than Gonzalez adopted with a two-run single of his personal to tie the sport at 10. Owen Miller plated Gonzalez with a sac fly to place Cleveland up for good.
Sam Hentges (1-0) picked up the win with a scoreless eighth and Emmanuel Clase closed out the ninth to safe the win and his seventeenth save.
With the win, the Guardians lead the AL Central by one game. Cleveland has now received its seventh straight sequence and is placing the ending touches on a 7-1 highway journey.