Indians 5, Twins 2: Michael Brantley snapped a tie with an RBI single in the fourth and Ryan Raburn belted a two-run homer two innings later as visiting Cleveland evened the three-game series at one win apiece.
Jason Kipnis and Michael Bourn each drove in a run while Zach McAllister tossed six strong innings for the Indians, who won for just the second time in nine contests. Cleveland climbed within 6 1/2 games of first-place Detroit in the American League Central and 3 1/2 of Tampa Bay for the second wild-card berth.
Bourn forged a 1-1 tie in the third with an RBI fielder's choice and Brantley put Cleveland ahead a frame later with his run-scoring single. Kipnis made it 3-1 in the fifth by plating Yan Gomes with a groundout and Raburn deposited Samuel Deduno's first pitch over the wall in left-center for his 14th homer and a four-run advantage.
McAllister (5-7) allowed two runs - one earned - and four hits while striking out seven as he snapped his six-start winless streak. Cody Allen and Joe Smith each worked a scoreless inning before Chris Perez pitched a scoreless ninth for his 19th save.
Deduno (7-6) suffered his second straight loss, surrendering five runs - four earned - and five hits over six frames. Josh Willingham hit a solo homer for the Twins, who had won four of five.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Twins DH Justin Morneau reportedly was placed on revocable waivers Monday. ... Minnesota acquired LHP Miguel Sulbaran from Los Angeles as the player to be named in the July 31 deal that sent C Drew Butera to the Dodgers. ... Willingham's second-inning blast accounted for the 23rd straight Twins run that came via the homer.