With the Indians beating the Twins, 7-3, on Saturday, Cleveland manager Terry Francona will move on to the next day -- much in the same way he would if the Indians had lost the game.
Fortunately for the Cleveland skipper, he can do so with a better taste in his mouth, as the Indians have run their winning streak to a season-best six games. They'll get a chance to make it seven and sweep the Twins in the series finale Sunday afternoon (1:05 p.m. ET) at Progressive Field.
"When we win a game, I move on to the next day, or if we lose a game, I try to correct what we did wrong and move on," Francona said. "I try not to get caught up in how many we've won or lost, because it doesn't affect today. ... If they come in feeling good about themselves, that's good. That's how I want it all the time."
The winning streak will be put to the test on Sunday against Twins righty Mike Pelfrey, who has struggled in his return from Tommy John surgery. Pelfrey, who had the surgery on May 1 of last year, went 2-3 with a 7.66 ERA in five starts in April.
"I don't make any excuses for the way I've pitched," Pelfrey said. "It's unacceptable. It's below the standards I've set for myself. It's been a bad month. I guarantee I've had a lot worse months, but this is not acceptable. Hopefully, May will be a lot better. It better be a lot better, or I'm sure things will change."
He says, though, that he doesn't think about his elbow when he's pitching, and that it feels "great." Pelfrey has not faced the Indians in his career.
Cleveland will respond with Corey Kluber, who is a perfect 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA this season.
The right-hander held Kansas City to two runs on seven hits in seven innings en route to the win in his first start of the season on April 28. He struck out six and walked one.
Indians: Kipnis heating up
Over his last two games, second baseman Jason Kipnis has gone 5-for-9 with two triples, a home run and six RBIs. Kipnis credited Francona with helping him overcome his slow start.
"It's always nice to have the support of your coach," Kipnis said. "We have a good relationship. I think we have a trust in each other, and the fact that he's stood by my side and had confidence and kept me where I am in the order so far, despite how I've been hitting, shows a lot and means a lot to me."
Twins: Parmelee showing power
Chris Parmelee has hit home runs in two of his last three games, and is hitting .333 (13-for-39) with five walks in 12 road games this season.
"He's comfortable," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Parmelee. "He's feeling really good. I think we talked about him getting over the hump last year. Earlier he was worried about his at-bats with a lot of one-on-ones and conversations. But you can always see it when he's feeling confident because he goes about his business. And he's there."
• Of the Twins' Trevor Plouffe's 37 career home runs, 29 have come with the bases empty.
• The Indians' Drew Stubbs has multiple hits in three of his last four games.
• The Twins have gone 12-5 against the Indians since June 2, 2012. In that span, Minnesota has outscored Cleveland, 112-70.
• The Indians announced Saturday that their postponed game from April 23 against the White Sox has been rescheduled as a traditional doubleheader on June 28 at 4:10 p.m. CT at U.S. Cellular Field.
Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.