ARLINGTON, Texas – Jason Kipnis had three hits, including a tiebreaking two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning that lifted the Cleveland Indians to a 10-8 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.
The Indians have won consecutive games for the first time since their season opening series at Houston.
Kipnis, the American League’s leading hitter in May, has an eight-game hitting streak and has 10 multi-hit games this month. Since moving into the lead off spot on April 26, Kipnis is hitting .425.
Scott Atchison (1-1) picked up the win despite allowing a home run to Robinson Chirinos in the bottom of the eighth that put Texas ahead 8-7. Cody Allen got the last three outs for his sixth save.
The Indians tied it in the ninth on Jose Rammirez’s run-scoring grounder, and Kipnis homered off Neftali Feliz (1-2) for the major league-leading 19th against Texas relievers this season.