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Sport Kipnis hits 3-run homer, sends Indians past Twins 5-3

00:25  31 august  2018
00:25  31 august  2018 Source:   ap.org

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Jason Kipnis hit a three - run homer that broke a sixth-inning tie and sent the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 5 - 3 . The Twins employed a four-man outfield against Ramirez in the first with the bases empty. Adrianza moved from shortstop to left field, leaving no one playing on the left side of

Cleveland Indians ' Jason Kipnis watches his three - run home run off Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Alan Busenitz as Twins catcher Mitch Garver Ehre Adrianza hit a two- run homer in the fifth that gave Minnesota a 2-1 lead. The drive came after Ramirez misplayed a routine grounder to third base.

CLEVELAND — Jason Kipnis hit a three-run homer that broke a sixth-inning tie and sent the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 5-3 on Thursday.

The AL Central-leading Indians opened a 14-game lead over second-place Minnesota. Cleveland is 31-11 against division opponents, and needed this win to beat the Twins 10-9 in the season series.

Kipnis' high drive off reliever Alan Busenitz barely cleared the wall in right field and capped a four-run inning.

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Kipnis ' high drive barely cleared the right field wall for a three - run homer that broke a sixth-inning tie and sent the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 5 - 3 on Thursday. Brad Hand, the Indians ’ third reliever, allowed a leadoff homer to Miguel Sano in the ninth. Mitch Garver drew a one-out walk

Kipnis hits 3 - run homer , sends Indians past Twins 5 - 3 . Box Score.

Mike Clevinger (10-7) allowed two unearned runs in 6 2/3 innings. The right-hander struck out nine and gave up four hits.

Brad Hand, the Indians' third reliever, allowed a leadoff homer to Miguel Sano in the ninth. Mitch Garver drew a one-out walk, but Hand struck out Jake Cave and Tyler Austin for his 30th save overall, and sixth since being acquired from San Diego at the trade deadline.

BOX SCORE: INDIANS 5, TWINS 3

Cleveland reliever Cody Allen, who allowed two runs in the seventh inning and was the losing pitcher Wednesday, was booed when he entered the game with one out in the eighth.

The frequent closer walked Logan Forsythe, but retired Robbie Grossman on a flyball. Forsythe was thrown out trying to advance on a pitch in the dirt.

Jake Odorizzi (5-9) was charged with three runs in 5 1/3 innings. He was pulled following one-out walks to Jose Ramirez and Edwin Encarnacion. Yonder Alonso's RBI single off Busenitz tied the game.

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CLEVELAND — Jason Kipnis hit a three - run homer that broke a sixth-inning tie and sent the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 5 - 3 on Thursday. The AL Central-leading Indians opened a 14-game lead over second-place Minnesota. Cleveland is 31-11 against division opponents

Hernández hit the go-ahead three - run homer in the eighth, giving the Blue Jays a badly needed offensive boost with three hits in a 5 - 3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. "You forget about things like that when you do things good for the team," Hernández said. After his one-out single

Melky Cabrera flied out before Kipnis, who has struggled offensively most of the season, lofted a 2-2 pitch that was just out of the reach of leaping right fielder Max Kepler.

Ehre Adrianza hit a two-run homer in the fifth that gave Minnesota a

2-1 lead. The drive came after Ramirez misplayed a routine grounder to third base.

Encarnacion's RBI single put Cleveland ahead in the fourth. Michael Brantley led off with a double. Encarnacion took the count to 3-2 and tossed his sunglasses to Alonso, the on-deck hitter, before hitting the next pitch to right field.

Clevinger appeared to be hit in the upper leg by Forsythe's grounder in the fourth, but recovered in time to throw him out at first.

Clevinger limped around the mound, but stayed in the game after throwing a few warmup pitches. Carlos Carrasco was struck on his glove hand by Adrianza's line drive Tuesday, but also remained in the game. Carrasco missed three weeks after being hit in the right elbow by Joe Mauer's liner in June.

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CLEVELAND — Jason Kipnis kept watching and hoping. Kipnis ’ high drive barely cleared the right field wall for a three - run homer that broke a sixth-inning tie and sent the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 5 - 3 on Thursday. More Twins coverage.

Cleveland Indians ' Jason Kipnis watches his three - run home run off Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Alan Busenitz as Twins catcher Mitch Garver looks on during Edwin Encarnacion #10 celebrates with Jason Kipnis #22 of the Cleveland Indians after Kipnis hit a three run homer during the sixth inning

Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario pulled up after beating out a ground ball later in the fourth. He stayed in the game despite having a noticeable limp, but was removed in the bottom of the fifth with a strained right quad.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: SS Jorge Polanco (hamstring/leg cramps) was held out of his third straight game, but performed some light running on the field. He was injured Sunday against Oakland.

Indians: RHP Nick Goody (sore elbow) will have arthroscopic surgery Friday. He's been out since May 3.

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Indians RHP Corey Kluber (16-7, 2.91 ERA) faces Rays RHP Tyler Glasnow (0-1, 3.80 ERA) in the opener of a three-game series.

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