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Kepler homers again; Twins hang on to beat Indians 10-6

Kepler homers again; Twins hang on to beat Indians 10-6 Click to Enlarge Photo: AP - Paul Sancya

Aug 2, 2016 at 11:35 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — Minnesota rookie Max Kepler homered for the fourth time in two games and the Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians 10-6 on Tuesday night after nearly blowing an eight-run lead.

Kepler hit his fourth two-run homer of the series in the third inning, two batters after Brian Dozier's two-run shot. The Twins also scored four times in the fourth against Carlos Carrasco (7-5).

The Indians scored six times in the fifth and chased starter Kyle Gibson, who took an 8-0 lead into the inning. Carlos Santana and Mike Napoli each hit a two-run homer. Francisco Lindor had an RBI single before Lonnie Chisenhall's RBI double finished Gibson.

Ryan Pressly (6-5), who retired Napoli with two on to end the sixth, pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings.

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