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MLB: Cleveland 7, Minnesota 1

June 1, 2012 at 10:14 PM   |   Comments

CLEVELAND, June 1 (UPI) -- Jason Kipnis hit a grand slam Friday to pace a 14-hit attack and boost the Cleveland Indians to a 7-1 victory over Minnesota.

Lonnie Chisenhall hit a two-run home run for Cleveland, which had lost five of its previous six games.

Derek Lowe and two relievers gave the Indians a well-pitched game that was needed after their recent struggles. Cleveland gave up 35 runs to the Chicago White Sox last week while being swept in a three-game series.

Chisenhall's home run came in the second and the Indians added a run in the third on an RBI double by Michael Brantley.

After Chisenhall singled with one out in the fourth off Carl Pavano (2-5), Lou Marson walked and Shin-Soo Choo singled to load the bases. Kipnis hit the first pitch from Pavano over the wall in center for his ninth homer of the year.

Lowe (7-3) allowed a run on five hits over 6 2/3 innings.

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