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Twins smash 5 homers to take down Indians

Eddie Rosario and Miguel Sano went deep in the eighth in an 8-4 victory.
Eddie Rosario

The Minnesota Twins took another step toward the postseason on Saturday night as they used an eighth inning explosion to lead them over the Cleveland Indians by a score of 8-4.

The Twins started their night off with a bang as Marwin Gonzalez delivered a two-run home run and Willians Astudillo smashed a solo home run in the bottom of the second to give Minnesota a 3-0 lead.

After the Indians scored a pair of runs in the top of the fourth, the Twins kept their distance thanks to Byron Buxton's seventh home run of the season.

Despite a 5-2 advantage, Cleveland began to claw back with a Jordan Luplow triple in the sixth and heads up play by Jose Ramirez to score on a passed ball in the eighth inning.

But the Twins put the foot on the gas in the bottom of the eighth, getting back-to-back home runs from Eddie Rosario and Miguel Sano to blow the game open.

After Taylor Rogers got the save, the Twins improved to 29-18 on the season. The Twins will go for the sweep on Sunday when Michael Pineda heads to the mound against Tristan McKenzie for a 1:10 p.m. first pitch.

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