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MINNEAPOLIS -- When Danny Salazar departed the mound early, Mike Napoli flexed his muscle and Clevelands bullpen followed with a stifling performance. Alexei Emelin Jersey .Thats the way a first-place team maintains a division lead down the September stretch.Napoli hit a mammoth home run on the first pitch of the fifth inning to put the Indians in front, and five relievers allowed only one hit over five scoreless innings in a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Friday night to stay six games ahead of Detroit in the AL Central.It has to take all of us to do it. Im in a position where I can, at any time, change a game, and I know that. Im not going up there just trying to hit singles, Napoli said. But it starts with the guys ... to get us to that point.The Indians won for the ninth time in their last 11 games, despite the removal of Salazar after four innings due to tightness in his right forearm as a precaution. Salazar was on the disabled list for elbow inflammation a month ago, but manager Terry Francona said this issue was muscular and not structural.Well see how he feels and then well go from there, Francona said.Napolis drive off Tyler Duffey (8-11) landed in the third deck above left field three sections over from the foul pole.He was obviously sitting on it, Duffey said.The homer, Napolis 32nd, was estimated by the Twins at 456 feet.I cant even hit a golf ball that far, Francona said.That followed Byron Buxtons two-out, two-run homer that tied the game against Salazar in the fourth and glanced off the back wall of the Twins bullpen in left-center. The 22-year-old Buxton has five of his eight career home runs in the eight games since his recall from Triple-A on Sept. 1.Joe Mauer also went deep and Brian Dozier added an RBI double, but the Twins lost for the 23rd time in their last 29 games.The Indians scored four runs in the third inning against Duffey, whose low throw to second base on a comebacker by Francisco Lindor not only cost him a potential double play but contributed in a major way to the rally. Lonnie Chisenhall added a two-run double, and Tyler Naquin tacked on an RBI single.Salazar has not won in seven starts since July 19. One of the four runs the right-hander allowed was unearned due to a fielding error by second baseman Jason Kipnis on the speedy Buxtons bouncer, but his ERA after the All-Star break is still 7.44.Joe Colon (1-1) completed the fifth inning for the victory and Cody Allen finished the ninth for his 27th save in 30 attempts, as the Indians started their final stretch of 23 games, all intra-division affairs. Theyre only 9-8 against the Twins, who are on track for 100-plus losses.PERSONAL RECORDSNapoli already has a career high in home runs, and his latest long ball pushed his RBI total to 93, surpassing his previous career high set in 2013 with Boston. Napoli has three homers in the last five games.I feel a lot more comfortable, he said. I was going through periods where I was just trying to grind out at-bats until I could find it.FIELDING FLUBSThe Twins lead the league with 110 errors, already their highest season total in five years and on pace for their most since 1980. They made three highlight-reel plays, diving stops of grounders by Mauer at first and Miguel Sano at third and a sliding catch by Max Kepler in right, but the mistake by Duffey made a bigger impact.The errors are concerning, manager Paul Molitor said.TRAINERS ROOMIndians: Roberto Perez, sharing the catcher role with Chris Gimenez while Yan Gomes (separated shoulder) is working his way back on a rehab assignment, struck out a season-high three times.Twins: RHP Trevor May (back strain) and LHP Tommy Milone (biceps tendinitis) were reinstated from the DL before the game.UP NEXTThe Indians will send rookie RHP Mike Clevinger (2-2, 5.30 ERA) to the mound for the middle game of the series. His seventh major league start will come against LHP Hector Santiago (11-8, 4.91 ERA), who in his last turn recorded off his first victory for the Twins in six starts since arriving by trade. Viktor Arvidsson Jersey . Louis Blues. Shane Hnidy joins Brian Munz for the broadcast on TSN 1290 Radio at 7pm ct. Authentic Nashville Predators Jerseys . -- Nate Robinson has played for seven teams, so beating one of them is no longer a rare occurrence. http://www.cheappredatorsjerseys.com/ . Numbers Game looks into the Canadiens securing the services of Thomas Vanek in a trade with the New York Islanders. The Canadiens Get: LW Thomas Vanek and a conditional fifth-round pick.Hearts have agreed to pay for Partick Thistle supporters buses for Saturdays game between the two clubs at Tynecastle. Following early consultation between the clubs, Hearts made the gesture after the original fixture on Saturday, February 13 was postponed at extremely short notice.In a statement, the Edinburgh club said: Hearts is pleased to confirm that, following discussions last week and careful deliberation, we will cover the cost of the official Partick Thistle supporters buses to travel through to the capital this weekend. As we all know, the previously postponed game was called off just before 1pm on Saturday 13th February following persistent heavy rain and then a late torrential downpour which effectively flooded parts of what had been a playable pitch. This caused considerable inconvenience and cost to many supporters from both clubs. While we cannot reimburse every individual supporter on a case by case basis, we hope that this gesture will demonstrate the clubs appreciation of just how difficullt things can be for supporters. Anthony Bitetto Jersey. Juanma Delgado scores the first goal for Hearts in their win at Firhilll in October We felt it was particularly relevant given the fine gesture from Partick Thistle during season 2013/14 when Hearts were in administration and a donation was made by the Maryhill club in relation to travelling Gorgie fans.Thistle have already sold the vast majority of their allocation for the game on Saturday, a match which will also see Hearts wear their official third strip which features the names of over 8,000 Foundation of Hearts pledgers. Also See: Scottish Premiership video Fixtures Table Live on Sky Get Sky Sports Cheap NFL JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From ChinaCheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys' ' '