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Indians rally to top Twins 7-5

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Indians rally to top Twins 7-5
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MINNEAPOLIS — The Cleveland Indians overcame an early five-run deficit Tuesday in a 7-5 win over the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.

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Cleveland overcame a nightmare first inning in which it allowed five runs before recording an out. The Indians then picked away at Minnesota’s advantage until finally taking the lead with a three-run sixth inning.

The Indians used eight pitchers in the win after starter Trevor Bauer was yanked in the fourth. Left-hander Kyle Crockett, who entered for Bauer, was credited with the win (3-0), despite throwing only two-thirds of an inning.

Cody Allen worked around a one-out single in the ninth for his 16th save of the year.

Twins starter Kyle Gibson was done after 5 1/3 innings, allowing five runs on eight hits and a walk. Lefty Brian Duensing relieved him in the sixth and allowed two runs on three hits over two-thirds of an inning, taking the loss (3-3).

The crucial hit in the sixth came off the bat of pinch hitter Tyler Holt, who was recalled from Triple-A Columbus earlier in the day after Cleveland placed Ryan Raburn on the 15-day disabled list with a sore wrist.

Holt’s two-run double turned a 5-4 deficit into a 6-5 lead and were the first two RBIs of Holt’s big-league career. Holt later scored on center fielder Michael Bourn’s single to left field, providing the final margin.

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