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MLB: Cleveland 7, Minnesota 1

July 21, 2013 at 5:47 PM   |   Comments

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.

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