Jason Kipnis smashed a three-run homer in the top of the ninth inning to give the Indians a 4-1 win over the Cardinals. Kipnis was 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored, while Michael Brantley extended his hitting streak to 18 games with a single in the top of the sixth. Ubaldo Jimenez dealt seven innings of one-run ball with seven strikeouts, but Vinnie Pestano came away with the win and Chris Perez locked down his 20th save. Carlos Beltran hit his 18th home run of the season in the first inning to account for the Cards only run of the game. Closer Jason Motte was tagged with the loss.