It's a good thing for the Indians that Mike Aviles didn't have the same problem at the plate that he did at second base Saturday afternoon at Progressive Field.

Aviles lost a ground ball in the shadows in the seventh inning, but had no trouble seeing the ball with a bat in his hands as he drove in four runs in the Indians' 7-6 victory over Colorado.

In the second inning Aviles hit a three-run homer onto the home-run porch in left field. At least it was scored as a three-run homer even though left fielder Carlos Gonzalez deked everyone on the field and the 20,174 fans in the stands by acting like he was going to catch the ball well in front of the warning track.

Lonnie Chisenhall stopped dead in his tracks after rounding first base.

"If you said you didn't get fooled on that one, you're definitely lying to yourself," said Aviles. "For a second I said, 'Wait a minute did he catch it? What just happened?' Then I saw the fans wrestling around for the ball and told Lonnie, "Come on, let's go, you've got to run.'"

Aviles' last RBI was the game winner.

After Charlie Blackmon hit a three-run homer on the first and last pitch of the afternoon by Josh Outman to tie the score, 6-6, in the seventh, Aviles won it for the Tribe with a single in the eighth to score Jason Kipnis from second base.

The Indians, who have not been a model of baseball fundamentals this year, looked like they wrote the book in this instance. Kipnis, pinch-hitting for Jesus Aguilar, drew a leadoff walk against lefty Rex Brothers (2-3). Lonnie Chisenhall, 2-for-3 with a homer and three RBI, advanced Kipnis with a sacrifice bunt. Aviles, hitting ninth, brought him home with a single to right.

"I was fortunate to get the barrel on the ball and Kipnis made it around the bases," said Aviles.