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Mejia, 3 relievers hold Indians to 4 hits in Twins’ 5-0 win

June 24, 2017 GMT
Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier hits an RBI single off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier hits an RBI single off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier hits an RBI single off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier hits an RBI single off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
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Minnesota Twins' Brian Dozier hits an RBI single off Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Trevor Bauer during the seventh inning of a baseball game, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Adalberto Mejia combined with three relievers on a four-hitter, leading the Minnesota Twins to a 5-0 victory over the Cleveland Indians in a matchup of the top two teams in the AL Central on Friday night.

Mejia (2-3) held Cleveland to two hits in five innings, but had to work around five walks and two errors. The left-hander got out of bases-loaded jams in the second and fourth and stranded nine Indians runners on base.

Cleveland was coming off a 7-1 road trip, including a four-game sweep at Target Field last weekend that gave the Indians first place in the division. The Twins are now 1 1/2 back.

Tyler Duffey, Taylor Rogers and Trevor Hildenberger combined to pitch the final four innings.

Jorge Polanco’s two-run homer highlighted Minnesota’s four-run second off Trevor Bauer (6-6) and gave the Twins only their third win in 11 games against the Indians this season. Brian Dozier was 3 for 4 with two RBIs.