MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Mike Napoli hit a mammoth house run on the primary pitch of the fifth inning to offer Cleveland the lead, and the Indians held on to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Friday night time and keep their six-recreation lead within the AL Central.
The Indians gained for the ninth time of their final eleven video games, however a priority got here up when starter Danny Salazar was eliminated after 4 innings on account of tightness in his proper forearm.
Napoli’s drive off Tyler Duffey (eight-eleven) was estimated by the Twins at 456 ft, touchdown within the third deck above left area.
That adopted Byron Buxton’s two-out, two-run homer that tied the sport towards Salazar within the fourth.
Joe Mauer additionally went deep and Brian Dozier added an RBI double, however the Twins have misplaced 23 of their final 29.
Joe Colon (1-1) accomplished the fifth inning for the victory and Cody Allen completed the ninth for his twenty seventh save in 30 makes an attempt.
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