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Napoli, Carrasco shine as Indians topple Twins

Napoli, Carrasco shine as Indians topple Twins Click to Enlarge Photo: AP Images

Jul 15, 2016 at 11:33 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Napoli had three hits, including his 19th home run, Carlos Carrasco pitched into the seventh inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Friday night.

Napoli scored three runs, one on his solo shot into the bullpen in left-center in the eighth inning that stretched Cleveland's lead to three runs.

That was more than enough for Carrasco (6-3), who allowed two runs on four hits while striking out three in 6 2/3 innings. He won for the fourth time in his last five starts. Cody Allen pitched a perfect ninth for his 19th save in 21 chances.

Twins starter Ervin Santana (3-8) was coming off a shutout in his last start. But the Indians chased him with three straight singles in the sixth inning to take a 4-2 lead.

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