Santana homer in 10th, 5 RBIs lift Indians over Pirates 6-3

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The Cleveland Indians topped Pittsburgh Pirates 6-3 Tuesday night at PNC Park

Cleveland Indians’ Carlos Santana crosses home plate after hitting a three-run home run off Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Sam Howard during the tenth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Carlos Santana hit a towering, three-run homer in the top of the 10th inning and drove in five runs to lift the Cleveland Indians to a 6-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

With one out and the score tied at 3, Santana’s high drive sailed over the foul pole and landed at the top of the left-field rotunda at PNC Park.

Cleveland won its fourth straight game and for the ninth time in 12 games. At 4-15, Pittsburgh has the worst record in the major leagues.

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