Royce Lewis hit a grand slam and had a career-high six RBIs, while Dominican Jorge Polanco and Puerto Rican Carlos Correa added two more home runs off Lucas Giolitto in his debut with Cleveland and the Minnesota Twins They beat the 20-6 on Monday Guardians.
Lewis, the rookie third baseman, tied a franchise record with his third grand slam of the season – all in the last eight games – and has four grand slams in 56 games in the majors. Three of them have been against Cleveland.
The Twins increased their lead to six games over the second-place Guardians with 24 games remaining, including two more to play in this series at Progressive Field.
Kyle Farmer hit a three-run homer, Joey Gallo and Matt Wallner hit two-run homers off catcher David Fry, who pitched the final four innings in which he allowed seven runs and 10 hits.
Giolito (7-12), who was acquired by the Guardians on August 31 from the Angels, allowed nine runs in three innings.
Venezuelan Pablo Lopez (10-7) pitched seven innings, allowed one run, and struck out three batters.
For the Twins, Correa was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and one run scored, and Willi Castro was 2-for-3 with one RBI and two runs scored. Dominican Jorge Polanco was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and three runs scored.
For the Guardians, Jose Ramirez went 1-for-3 with an RBI, and Ramon Laureano was 3-for-5 with two runs scored; Andres Gimenez 2-for-3 with one run scored and Gabriel Arias 0-for-4 with one RBI.