CLEVELAND (AP) Derek Lowe shut down Minnesota's lineup with ease for the second time this season and Jason Kipnis hit a grand slam, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night.
Lowe (7-3) carried a two-hit shutout into the seventh before the Twins scratched out a run on three hits.
The right-hander pitched a complete game shutout against the Twins on May 15.
Kipnis connected for his slam in the fourth off Carl Pavano (2-5) as the Indians, who have been rocked by injuries lately, won for just the second time in seven games, Lonnie Chisenhall hit a two-run homer in the second for Cleveland, which has won 11 of 12 over Minnesota.
The Twins had their winning streak stopped at three and fell to an AL-worst 18-33. (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)