MLB: Cleveland 7, Minnesota 2

Aug. 24, 2013 at 10:08 PM

CLEVELAND, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Zach McAllister was solid over 7 1/3 innings and the playoff-hopeful Cleveland Indians backed him with two homers Saturday in their 7-2 win over Minnesota.

McAllister (7-7) corralled his third win in three starts, stopping the Twins on a pair of runs on four hits. The right-hander issued two walks and struck out five.

Carlos Santana put the Tribe ahead for good with a two-run homer in the first inning and Jason Kipnis (2-for-3, two runs scored) added a two-run shot in the third for a 4-1 lead.

With their fourth win in five contests, the Indians remained three games behind American League wild-card leader Oakland.

Twins starter Liam Hendricks (0-2) was pounded for seven runs on seven hits over 4 1/3 innings.

Brian Dozier cracked a solo homer and drove in both Minnesota runs.

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