Indians 5, Twins 2
MINNEAPOLIS — Edwin Encarnacion had three hits, including two home runs, and drove in each of Cleveland’s five runs as the Indians left Minnesota with a win, a four-game series sweep and control of the American League Central.
Jose Ramirez had three hits for his sixth straight multi-hit game for Cleveland, and Trevor Bauer dazzled through his first six innings before the Twins pressured late.
The Indians began the series trailing Minnesota by two games in the Central but left with a two-game lead after equaling their season high with a five-game winning streak. Bauer (6-5) was lifted after a leadoff walk in the eighth. He gave up two runs on four hits and struck out eight batters.