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MLB: Cleveland 5, Minnesota 1

Sept. 29, 2013 at 6:30 PM   |   Comments

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Ubaldo Jimenez struck out 13 Twins in 6 2/3 innings Sunday and Cleveland clinched a wild card berth with a season-ending 10th straight win, 5-1 over Minnesota.

Jimenez (13-9) allowed five hits and a run for the Indians, who nailed down the first American League wild card spot and will host a Wednesday home game against either Tampa Bay or Texas.

The Rays and Rangers will face off against each other Monday in a wild card tiebreaker.

Nick Swisher slugged a two-run homer in the first inning as Cleveland (92-70) swept the four-game series from the Twins -- their seventh such sweep this season.

Scott Diamond (6-13) was reached for four runs (two earned) in six innings for the Twins (66-96), who ended the season with six straight losses.

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