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Minnesota Downed 8-7 By Cleveland - P.J. Walters Takes Loss

Cleveland pitchers gave up 2 home runs to Chris Parmelee but still escaped with an 8-7 victory on Saturday at Progressive Field.

Cleveland was favored by -145 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 9.5.

Cleveland got 5 2/3 innings from Corey Kluber, who gave up 3 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 4. He earned the victory, while the Indians got 3 RBIs from Michael Bourn in the win.

Minnesota's starting pitcher P.J. Walters worked 2/3 innings, giving up 1 hit and 6 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 3 hits from Chris Parmelee in a losing cause.

Minnesota outhit their counterparts 13-12 in the game.

The game was closed out by Vinnie Pestano who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 2 hits, 1 walk and fanned 1 batter to earn the save.