Indians 8, Twins 1
MINNEAPOLIS — Carlos Santana hit two home runs and Austin Jackson added a three-run blast as Cleveland went deep five times en route to its fifth straight victory.
Jason Kipnis and Edwin Encarnacion added solo home runs as the Indians opened up a six-game lead on Minnesota in the American League Central. Santana socked one home run from each side of the plate, the fifth time he has done so during his career.
The five homers were more than enough run support for Danny Salazar, who allowed three hits and one run in seven innings. Salazar (5-5) retired 12 consecutive batters in the middle innings and set down 16 of the final 17 Twins he faced.