Tribe Bats Break Loose; Indians 17, Twins 4

The Indians beat up on the Twins on Saturday night in a 17-4 win that featured an incredible Cleveland debut by newcomer Abraham Almonte and another big hit by Jerry Sands.

After Minnesota took a 1-0 lead, the Indians scored eight unanswered when Michael Brantley and Lonnie Chisenhall RBI singles in the first inning, Jose Ramirez had an RBI triple and Francisco Lindor had a sacrifice fly in the second inning and Giovanny Urshela had an RBI single, Ramirez two-run double and Lindor sacrifice fly in the third inning.

The Indians piled on in the fifth, as Yan Gomes drew a bases-loaded walk and Sands smacked a pinch-hit Grand Slam to make it 13-3. In the eighth: Almonte hit a two-run homer – his fourth hit – Mike Aviles drew a bases-loaded walk and Carlos Santana had an RBI groundout.

Cy Young winner Corey Kluber takes the hill  today at Progressive Field.

W: Trevor Bauer (9-8)

L: Ervin Santana (2-3)

HR: Joe Mauer (7, 1st inning off Bauer 0 on, 1 Out); Kurt Suzuki (4, 4th inning off Bauer 1 on, 2 Out); Eddie Rosario (6, 6th inning off Bauer 0 on, 2 Out); Jerry Sands (2, 5th inning off Blaine Boyer 3 on, 2 Out); Abraham Almonte (1, 8th inning off A.J.Achter 1 on, 0 Out).

Photo: Jason Miller/Getty Images

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