MLB: Cleveland 4, Miami 3

Aug. 3, 2013 at 11:57 PM

MIAMI, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Jason Kipnis' two-run single in the seventh inning Saturday put Cleveland ahead and the Indians held on for a 4-3 interleague win over Miami.

The Marlins had forged a 2-2 tie with two runs in the sixth, but the Indians quickly responded in the next half-inning.

Drew Stubbs began the uprising with a leadoff single against Dan Jennings (1-2) and stole second. Jennings then issued walks to Michael Bourn and Nick Swisher to load the bases.

Kipnis (3-for-4, three RBI) followed by lining a pitch up the middle, easily scoring Stubbs. Bourn followed him to the plate, beating the throw home with a slide in a controversial call.

The extra run turned out to be key when Miami's Greg Dobbs drove in a run in the ninth against Tribe closer Chris Perez, who recorded the game's final two outs with runners at second and third for his 16th save.

Cody Allen (5-1) notched the decision as second-place Cleveland rebounded from a 10-0 shellacking in Friday's series opener to remain three games behind American League Central-leading Detroit.

Christian Yelich and Ed Lucas each provided an RBI for the Marlins.

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