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CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Indians have shown the ability to bounce back from difficult losses all season. They did it again Saturday night. Carlos Santana and Jason Kipnis hit two-run homers, Zach McAllister won his third straight start and the Indians defeated the Minnesota Twins 7-2. The win moved the Indians into third place in the crowded American League wild card race. It also came a night after they were flat in Fridays 5-1 loss in which they managed only six singles. "We needed a nice little offensive day like this," said Kipnis, who had two hits after entering the game in an 0 for 19 slump. "The pitchers have been doing their jobs. We know the offence has been struggling a little bit so this was a good night for us to have." Santanas two-run homer in the first got the Indians started. Kipnis homered in the third and Cleveland put the game away with a three-run fifth, which gave McAllister a comfortable cushion. "Its a good way to play," Indians manager Terry Francona said. The Indians are 2 1/2 games out of the second wild card spot and trail Detroit by six games in the AL Central, but Kipnis isnt placing any special significance on an individual game. "That would be counter productive to look at it that way," he said. "If you get caught up scoreboard watching, it cant really help you out too much." McAllister (7-7) allowed two runs in 7 1-3 innings. Brian Dozier homered in the eighth and hit a sacrifice fly in the third for Minnesotas only success against the right-hander, who has given up four earned runs in 19 2-3 innings in his winning streak. Nick Swisher added a two-run double in the fifth for Cleveland, which won for only the second time in its last nine home games. Both home runs came off starter Liam Hendriks (0-2), who has lost 12 of his 13 career decisions. Kipnis reached in the first on a two-out single and scored when Santana homered to right. Kipnis homer bounced off the roof of Minnesotas bullpen in right field, his first home run since July 21. Santana and Kipnis are tied for the team lead with 16 homers. Kipnis, who failed to get a bunt down and then struck out with two runners on in a crucial situation Friday, was relieved to break out of his slump. "I wanted to take the base and hold it up," he said. "Its a long season. Welcome to the game of baseball, where youre feeling great one day and the next day you dont know how to hold your hands up at the plate." Several Cleveland hitters have been struggling, including Michael Brantley, who broke an 0 for 22 slump with an RBI single in the fifth. Hendriks, who was recalled from Triple-A Rochester to make the start, recorded his only career win at Progressive Field last season. The right-hander, a native of Australia, didnt get the same results this time, allowing seven runs in 4 1-3 innings. The Twins, who were 14-7 against the Indians since last September going into the game, couldnt muster anything else against McAllister, who missed seven weeks earlier in the season because of a sprained middle finger on his pitching hand. He allowed two runs with seven strikeouts in six innings of a 5-2 win at Minnesota on Aug. 13. "I was able to make some adjustments during the time off with my delivery," McAllister said. "I feel a little bit more comfortable." Hendriks was recalled to take the rotation spot of the ineffective Kyle Gibson, who was sent to Rochester earlier in the week. Hendriks only career win came against the Indians on Sept. 19 of last season when he allowed two runs in six innings in a 6-4 victory. That win snapped a string of 17 starts without a victory, the third-longest streak to begin a career in history. Asked about his 1-12 career record Hendriks said, "Its irritating, but I dont let it affect me. I got ahead of guys tonight, but I couldnt throw a strike in the right location. My secondary pitchers just werent working." The Twins announced before the game that catcher Joe Mauer, who was placed on the concussion list Tuesday, has been told by doctors to rest until early next week. NOTES: Twins OF Oswaldo Arcia (left wrist) returned to action missing four games with a bone bruise and was 0 for 4. ... Francona said an MRI on OF Ryan Raburns sore right calf came back clean. Raburn is also bothered by a sore left heel, which according to Francona, came as a result from favouring the right leg. The Indians hope Raburn will be available by Tuesday. ... RHP Corey Kluber (sprained right middle finger) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday. ... The Twins optioned RHP Michael Tonkin to Triple-A Rochester to make room for Hendriks on their 25-man roster. Tonkin made two relief appearances for Minnesota, pitching 2 1-3 innings without allowing an earned run. ... Indians LHP Scott Kazmir (7-6) takes on Twins RHP Mike Pelfrey (5-10) in the three-game series finale Sunday. Kazmir was originally slated to pitch Saturday, but was given an additional day between starts. Cheap Air Max 90 China .Mihajlovic was sent off minutes from the end of Thursdays 2-0 win over Brescia and has been punished for using a disrespectful expression toward the fourth official and throwing the contents of a bottle of water at him, thus assuming an intimidating attitude. Air Max 90 Clearance Sale .C. - Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek says guard Goran Dragic will return to the starting lineup against the Charlotte Hornets after missing the last two games with a strained back. http://www.airmax90clearance.com/ . Durant finished with 24 points and 13 rebounds, Jackson matched his career high with 23 points on 10-of-14 shooting and Lamb scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting, lifting the Thunder to a 94-88 win over San Antonio and snapping the Spurs 11-game winning streak. 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So I’m not going to be intimidating anybody with my size at all.” Cianfrone has stayed away from social media this week, after receiving some nasty tweets and facebook messages. “Yeah I ignored all of it,” he said following Friday’s Ontario Hockey League game in which his Steelheads beat Sudbury 5-2. “If I say something bad on social media who knows what can happen right?” Cianfrone is the other guy involved in the Connor McDavid fight. “I hoped that he wasn’t hurt because you obviously don’t want anyone getting hurt like that,” said the 19 year-old in his first public comments about the incident. “I kind of felt bad that he did that during a fight because he’s not usually a fighter.” Neither is Cianfrone. “My first fight in the OHL,” he added. “After the fight there I saw him holding his hand when he was coming to the box then I saw him leave. All the guys said he was holding his hands during intermission and said there was something wrong.” McDavid broke a bone in his right hand in the fight. He will miss five to six weeks, and may not be able to suit up for Canada at the World Junior Hockey Championship in Montreal and Toronto. Thee Otters were up 4-0 on the Steelheads Tuesday afternoon, with McDavid having scored the fourth goal to go along with an earlier assist - giving him 51 points in 18 games.dddddddddddd Then 6:10 into the second period, Cianfrone and McDavid dropped the gloves and fought. There was no history of bad blood between the pair. They were teammates for a short while a few years ago – “me and Connor are kind of buddies” - when Cianfrone was with the Toronto Marlies Minor Midget team, and McDavid was called up to play some games with the squad. “It was just a hockey play. I hit him into the boards – a little retaliation there – and then things escalated into the fight. That’s about it. The incident has reignited the entire fighting in hockey debate. A debate Cianfrone doesn’t think is needed. “I think fighting is a part of the game of hockey. If you take out fighting I don’t know how the game is going to be. People are going to be taking cheap shots at each other.” While the eyes have been focused on McDavid – widely considered the top prospect for the 2015 NHL draft and seen as a generational prospect – Cianfrone has done his best to move forward in his second OHL season. He leads the Steelheads in scoring and is captain of the team in this his second OHL season. “I don’t play a dirty game at all.” ' ' '

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