The Indians, 1 1/2 games behind Oakland for the second wild card in the American League, moved back to 5 1/2 games behind the Twins in the AL Central. The Indians and Twins close the season series with a three-game set in Cleveland that begins on Friday.
Clevinger (11-2) pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing two runs and four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts. He hasn’t lost since June 28. In his last 13 starts, Clevinger is 10-0 with a 2.00 ERA and 108 strikeouts in 81 innings.
Brad Hand pitched around a walk and a hit batter in the ninth to earn his 34th save of the season.
Santana hit his 33rd homer of the season, a solo shot off reliever Devin Smeltzer in the third. Lindor tagged Smeltzer for his 29th of the season in the fifth.
story courtesy of ESPN.