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Published May 03 2013

Cleveland takes care of Minnesota in extra innings

Associated Press

CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Indians have received contributions from the entire roster in their five-game winning streak.

Drew Stubbs took his turn Friday night.

Stubbs’ one-out double in the 10th inning lifted the Indians to 7-6 victory over the Minnesota Twins to give Cleveland its first five-game winning streak since winning seven in a row from April 26-May 3, 2011.

Stubbs, who had four hits, drove a 1-0 pitch from Casey Fien (1-2) off the wall in left-center field to score Mike Aviles, who started the rally with a leadoff single.

The Indians, who are back at .500 for the first time since they were 5-5.

Stubbs has raised his average from .213 to .284 in the last three games with three doubles, a homer and three RBIs.

The Indians couldn’t hold a 5-3 lead in the seventh when Minnesota scored three times to take the lead, but Jason Kipnis tied the game in the eighth with a run-scoring groundout, his fourth RBI of the game that tied a career high.

“A good ballgame, both teams going back and forth, doing some damage here and there and we came up on the short end,” Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire said.

Chris Perez (1-0) pitched a scoreless 10th for Cleveland. Starter Justin Masterson allowed three runs in

6 Xc innings.

Masterson appeared to be in line for his fifth win until the seventh. The right-hander was pulled after Ryan Doumit’s RBI single cut the lead to 5-4. Chris Parmalee’s two-out blast came off reliever Cody Allen and gave Minnesota a 6-5 lead.

Aviles started the tying rally with a single off Jared Burton. After pinch-hitter Jason Giambi flied out to deep center, Stubbs’ blooper fell near the right-field line for a double and sent Aviles to third. After Michael Brantley was intentionally walked to load the bases, Kipnis hit a ground ball to the right side that second baseman Brian Dozier knocked down. Dozier could only get Kipnis at first as Aviles scored to tie it at 6-all.

Masterson retired the first two hitters in the seventh, but Justin Morneau singled and took second on a passed ball by Yan Gomes. Doumit slapped a single on a 3-2 pitch through the left side that scored Morneau to make it 5-4.

Parmalee hit a 2-2 pitch to right that cleared the wall despite a leaping attempt Raburn, for his third homer of the season to put the Twins ahead 6-5.

Trevor Plouffe hit a solo homer in the second.

Minnesota Cleveland

ab r h bi ab r h bi

Dozier 2b 4 1 3 0 Brantly lf 4 1 1 0

Mauer c 5 0 1 0 Kipnis 2b 5 0 2 4

Mornea 1b 3 1 1 1 ACarer ss 4 0 0 0

Doumit dh 5 1 1 1 MRynl dh-1b 4 1 1 2

Parmel rf 4 2 1 2 CSntn 1b-c 5 0 1 0

Plouffe 3b 5 1 2 1 Raburn rf 5 0 0 0

EEscr pr-ss 0 0 0 0 Aviles 3b 4 2 3 0

Arcia lf 5 0 2 1 YGoms c 2 2 1 0

Hicks cf 3 0 0 0 Giambi ph 1 0 0 0

Wlngh ph 0 0 0 0 Allen p 0 0 0 0

Crroll pr-3b 0 0 0 0 R.Hill p 0 0 0 0

Flormn ss 4 0 0 0 C.Perez p 0 0 0 0

WRmrz ph-cf 1 0 0 0 Carrer ph 0 0 0 0

Stubbs cf 5 1 4 1

Totals 39 6 11 6 Totals 39 7 13 7

Minnesota 110 001 300 0— 6

Cleveland 002 021 010 1— 7

One out when winning run scored.

DP—Cleveland 1. LOB—Minnesota 9, Cleveland 10. 2B—Arcia (2), Aviles (2), Stubbs 3 (6). 3B—Kipnis (1). HR—Parmelee (3), Plouffe (3), Mar.Reynolds (9). SB—Dozier (2). CS—Aviles (1). S—Dozier, Carrera. SF—Morneau.

IP H R ER BB SO

Minnesota

P.Hernandez 5Zc 8 5 5 4 2

Duensing Xc 1 0 0 0 1

Roenicke H,3 1 0 0 0 0 2

Burton BS,1-1 1 2 1 1 1 0

Fien L,1-2 1Zc 2 1 1 0 2

Cleveland

Masterson 6Xc 8 5 5 2 5

Allen BS,1-1 1Zc 2 1 1 0 1

R.Hill 1 0 0 0 0 2

C.Perez W,1-0 1 1 0 0 1 1

Allen pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

HBP—by Masterson (Parmelee). WP—Masterson. PB—Y.Gomes. Balk—P.Hernandez.

T—3:26. A—20,200 (42,241).