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Indians sweep twin bill to reclaim first place

It marked the third career multi-homer game for Chisenhall, who moved into a tie for the team lead in RBIs (35) and ended the day with a .636 slugging percentage on the season.

Chisenhall's solo homer

Mejia took the loss for Minnesota after allowing two runs on five hits, including a fourth-inning homer to Austin Jackson, in an outing that was shortened (4 2/3 innings) by rain. After a delay lasting one hour and 15 minutes in the top of the fifth, Duffey took over on the hill for the Twins.

Francisco Lindor delivered Cleveland’s fourth homer of the game in the eighth with a solo blast off rookie Alan Busenitz.

The rain also knocked out Indians starter Mike Clevinger after four innings. He allowed one run on a double by Joe Mauer in the third. Twins second baseman Brian Dozier added a leadoff homer against Tribe righty Nick Goody in the sixth.

MOMENTS THAT MATTERED
Double digits: Chisenhall’s second home run of the night gave him 10 shots on the season, and essentially put the game away for the Tribe. Carlos Santana led off the sixth with a walk and then moved up 90 feet when Jackson reached with a perfectly executed bunt single. Two batters later, Chisenhall attacked a 2-1 curve from Duffey, sending it out to right at 105 mph.

Boone buckles down: With two outs in the home half of the sixth, the Indians handed the ball to veteran lefty Boone Logan. He immediately ran into trouble, allowing a single to Max Kepler before issuing a four-pitch walk to Eduardo Escobar. Down by three, it was a prime chance for the Twins to gain ground. Following a quick mound visit from pitching coach Mickey Callaway, Logan used a slider to generate an inning-ending groundout off Eddie Rosario‘s bat.

Jordan Bastian has covered the Indians for MLB.com since 2011, and previously covered the Blue Jays from 2006-10. Read his blog, Major League Bastian, follow him on Twitter @MLBastian and Facebook.

Shane Jackson is a reporter for MLB.com based in Minneapolis.

This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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