Encarnacion, Ramirez lead Indians past Twins, 6-2

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Published 11:27 p.m. ET July 31, 2018

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jose Ramirez and Edwin Encarnacion combined to drive in five runs and Trevor Bauer earned his 10th win as the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Tuesday.

One day after hitting a pair of homers against the Twins, Ramirez’s bat stayed hot at Target Field. He drove in a run with a double in the third inning and added an RBI single in the fifth as part of a three-hit night.

Bauer went 6 1/3 innings for Cleveland and gave up two runs on four hits. It was the first time all season Bauer issued more walks (4) than strikeouts (3).

The three-strikeout performance snapped a streak of 12 consecutive starts with at least seven strikeouts for Bauer.

The Twins started Ehire Adrianza at second base after trading Brian Dozier earlier in the day to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Dozier had spent seven seasons in Minnesota. Adrianza was hitless in two at-bats before being pinch hit for in the ninth.

Gibson gave up three runs on five hits in six innings to earn his second loss in his last three starts.

Miguel Sano doubled in the second inning and eventually scored the game’s first run on a sacrifice fly by Jake…

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