The Cleveland Indians have shown the ability to bounce back from difficult losses all season. They did it again Saturday night.
Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis hit two-run homers, Zach McAllister won his third straight start and the Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins 7-2.
The win moved the Indians into third place in the crowded American League wild card race. It also came a night after they were flat in Friday's 5-1 loss in which they managed only six singles.
''We needed a nice little offensive day like this,'' said Kipnis, who had two hits after entering the game in an 0 for 19 slump. ''The pitchers have been doing their jobs. We know the offense has been struggling a little bit so this was a good night for us to have.''
Santana's two-run homer in the first got the Indians started. Kipnis homered in the third and Cleveland put the game away with a three-run fifth, which gave McAllister a comfortable cushion.
''It's a good way to play,'' Indians manager Terry Francona said....