Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Scott Kazmir has gone nearly three years without a victory. His current teammates, meanwhile, have done nothing but win lately. With five straight wins, the Indians hope Kazmir can help continue that run Saturday against the visiting Minnesota Twins. Cleveland (13-13) has been firing on all cylinders during its streak, producing 46 runs and 12 homers while batting .357 despite the absence of injured regulars Nick Swisher and Michael Bourn. The pitchers have also done their share, posting a 2.15 ERA. Cleveland starters had allowed five runs over the first four games of the streak before Justin Masterson was reached for five in 6 2-3 innings Friday. That subpar outing, however, wasn't enough to slow the Indians, who returned to .500 for the first time since April 13 after winning the opener of this three-game set, 7-6 in 10 innings on Drew Stubbs' RBI double - his fourth hit. Jason Kipnis matched a career high with four RBIs for Cleveland, which seeks its first six-game run since ...
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