Shelley Duncan homered to start a six-run seventh and added a two-run double in the inning as the Cleveland Indians rallied for a 6-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins yesterday, completing a three-game sweep.
Trailing 3-0, the Indians scored five unearned runs in the seventh. Duncan led off with a homer and also doubled in a pair of runs later in the inning that saw Cleveland send 11 batters to the plate.
Luke Hughes scored three runs for the Twins, who lost their eighth straight and 24th in 29 games. Minnesota's Brian Dinkelman had his first career four-hit game.
Cleveland's Justin Masterson (12-10) pitched six innings, giving up three runs __ one earned __ on seven hits to secure the victory. Chris Perez pitched a scoreless ninth for his 34th save in 38 chances.
The Indians return to Progressive Field today to play a make-up game against the Seattle Mariners. First pitch is at 4:05. The Tribe will complete the homestand with four games against the Chicago White Sox and four against the Twins.
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