It was a wild, sometimes ugly game, but for the Twins it was finally a win.
The big inning chased Indians starter Cody Anderson, who gave up six runs on five hits.
However, Mike Pelfrey's start wasn't much better. He gave up seven runs on 10 hits, while striking out two in just 3 2/3 innings. Following a four-run bottom of the third, the Indians put five more on the scoreboard in the fourth.
It was a big victory for the Twins, who are now one game above .500 on the season, and are still in the hunt for an American League Wild Card spot.
Ervin Santana (2-2) takes the mound for the Twins on Saturday against Tyler Bauer (8-8) for Cleveland.