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Franmil Reyes homered twice, the first a second-inning blast that bounced out of Progressive Field and almost dinged a bicyclist pedaling on a street next to the park, and Cleveland beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Wednesday.

 

Reyes' leadoff homer in the second glanced off the pedestrian bridge in left field and landed on the plaza area between the ballpark and Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The ball traveled an estimated 446 feet.

 

Reyes wasn't done. He finished off Cleveland's three-homer inning in the third with his 19th of the season, a 421-foot drive to center.

 

Cesar Hernandez and Jose Ramirez also homered in the inning for Cleveland, which avoided dropping under .500 for the first time since May 1. Hernandez's two-run homer gave Cleveland a 3-2 lead. He had a sacrifice fly in the fourth.

 

Kwang Hyun Kim (6-6) gave up all four homers and lost for the first time since June 20, breaking a stretch of wins in five straight starts. Reyes' second homer ended the day for Kim, who allowed five runs in 2 2/3 innings.

 

Plesac (6-3) gave up two runs in five innings. He made his fourth start since coming off the injured list July 8 after missing six weeks with a broken right thumb.

 

Dylan Carlson led off the third with his 11th homer. Yadier Molina's two-out single gave St. Louis a first-inning lead, but Kim's short outing was costly.

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