Twins Remain in First Place Despite Loss
CLEVELAND (AP) — Jason Kipnis, moved to the leadoff spot for the first time this season, was 4 for 5 with two homers and four RBIs, and the Cleveland Indians woke up from an offensive slumber in an 8-3 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
Carlos Santana and Lonnie Chisenhall also homered for Cleveland, which had scored one run in 24 innings going into the game.
Trevor Bauer (3-4) allowed three runs in six-plus innings as the Indians broke a three-game losing streak.
Minnesota's four-game winning streak ended, but Jorge Polanco hit a solo homer in the seventh, giving the Twins a home run in 15 straight games, one short of the club record.
Kipnis, who had been batting sixth, homered off Hector Santiago (4-2) to start the game and hit a three-run homer in the third off Adam Wilk.
The Twins have the day off Monday, opening a three game inter league series with the Colorado Rockies at Target Field on Tuesday.