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Kipnis hits grand slam as Indians handle Twins

8:10 AM, Jun 2, 2012   |    comments
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Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - With one big swing of the bat, Jason Kipnis led the struggling Cleveland Indians to a 7-1 win over the Minnesota Twins in the first of a three-game series.

Kipnis' fourth-inning grand slam gave the Indians a 7-0 lead, from which Cleveland would never look back.

Lonnie Chisenhall also crushed a home run for the Tribe, who had lost five of six.

Derek Lowe (7-3) shut down the Twins for most of the night, allowing one run on five hits in 6 2/3 innings.

The Indians chased Carl Pavano (2-5) from the game after 3 2/3 frames, getting all seven of their runs off the right-hander.


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