The Cleveland Indians extended their season long winning streak to five games Friday, after defeating the Minnesota Twins 7-6 in 10 innings.
Up 5-3 heading into the 6th inning, Cleveland gave up an RBI single followed by a two run homer by Chris Parmelee to fall behind 6-5. With bases loaded in the 8th inning, Jason Kipnis grounded out to second base, bringing in the tying run. Kipnis finished the night 2 for 5 with four runs batted in, tying his entire total number of RBIs on the season.
After Closer Chris Perez pitched a scoreless 10th inning, Mike Aviles singled to right-center field. After a sacrifice hit by Ezequiel Carrera that moved Aviles to second, Drew Stubbs doubled in Aviles for the game winning run.
Stubbs finished with four of Cleveland’s 13 total hits. Chris Perez picked up his first win on the season and for the first time since April 13, Cleveland is at .500.