Major League Baseball
Minnesota 5, Cleveland 2
When: 6:10 PM ET, Monday, September 6, 2021
Where: Progressive Field, Cleveland, Ohio
Temperature: 73°
Umpires: Home - Brian O'Nora, 1B - Fieldin Culbreth, 2B - Dan Merzel, 3B - D.J. Reyburn
Attendance: 12675

Jorge Polanco homered and doubled three times, while Byron Buxton also went deep, for the visiting Minnesota Twins during their 5-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Monday night.

It was the second four-hit game this season for Polanco, who, according to the Twins' television broadcast, tied a club record with four extra-base hits in a game. Buxton and Luis Arraez each posted two hits for Minnesota (60-77), which has won two straight following a four-game losing streak.

Franmil Reyes belted a two-run homer for Cleveland (68-67), which has lost three of four at home and dropped to 5-8 against Minnesota this season.

Five pitches and three batters into the game, Minnesota had a 2-0 lead against Cleveland's Logan Allen. Buxton led off with an infield hit, Polanco followed with a double to left field and Rob Refsnyder drove both home with a single to right.

Polanco made it a 3-0 game with a shot well into the left-field seats in the third to increase his career-high homer total to 27.

The Indians got within a run when Jose Ramirez opened their half of the fourth with a bunt single and Reyes followed with his 27th homer of the season.

Buxton clubbed his 11th of the campaign, just over the high left-field wall, in the fifth for a 4-2 Minnesota advantage.

Minnesota starter Bailey Ober yielded his only runs on Reyes' homer, with five other hits, and struck out four without a walk over four innings. Michael Pineda (5-8) followed by giving up two hits and striking out three with a walk over three innings to earn the winning decision.

Allen (1-6), meanwhile, allowed all five runs with eight hits over 5 1/3 innings for Cleveland. He struck out four with one walk.

Arraez's pinch-hit RBI single extended the Twins' lead in the sixth.

Minnesota manager Rocco Baldelli was away from the team and back in Minneapolis for the birth of his first child.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Cleveland
Bailey Ober Player Logan Allen
No Decision W/L Loss
4.0 IP 5.1
4 Strikeouts 4
6 Hits 8
4.50 ERA 8.44
Hitting
Minnesota   Cleveland
Jorge Polanco Player Myles Straw
4 Hits 3
1 RBI 0
1 HR 0
10 TB 3
.800 Avg .750
Team Stats Summary
 
Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 12 2 21 .316 14 9 5 1 0 0
Cleveland 8 1 12 .242 11 9 2 1 1 0