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Tribe down Twins

Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - Jason Kipnis drove in three runs and Scott Kazmir pitched seven solid innings as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins, 5-1, in the opener of a three-game series at Progressive Field.

Mark Reynolds and Drew Stubbs had an RBI apiece for the Indians, who have won seven of their last nine games.

Kazmir (4-4) allowed just one run on five hits while striking out seven in his outing.

Brian Dozier had a home run, but the Twins mustered just five hits. Starter Scott Deduno (3-2) gave up four runs on six hits and two walks in six-plus innings.

06/21 21:47:12 ET