MLB: Cleveland 7, Minnesota 1

July 21, 2013 at 5:47 PM

MINNEAPOLIS, July 21 (UPI) -- Justin Masterson took a no-hitter into the seventh inning and Jason Kipnis socked a two-run homer Sunday in Cleveland's 7-1 win over Minnesota.

Masterson (11-7) retired 17 of the first 18 batters he faced before allowing his first and only hit -- Brian Dozier's broken-bat double leading off the seventh.

The right-hander ended up yielding one run, didn't issue a walk and struck out eight, tossing 67-of-93 for strikes in the dominating performance.

Kipnis clouted a two-run shot in the third, giving the Indians a 3-0 lead, and later added a run-scoring single for three RBI.

Michael Brantley added a bases-clearing triple as the Tribe salvaged one win in a three-game series.

Cleveland remained 1 1/2 games behind American League Central-leading Detroit with the victory.

Twins starter Scott Diamond (5-9) was roughed up for six runs (five earned) on seven hits in a 4 2/3-inning effort.

Joe Mauer got the only RBI for Minnesota, which saw its four-game winning streak snapped.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending News
Steve Kerr takes leave from Golden State Warriors for back rehab
Hall of Famer Warren Sapp avoids jail in plea deal
Report: Miami Marlins interview Bo Porter for manager's job
Chicago Bears: Jay Cutler practices, might return in Week 4 from hamstring injury