Originally written on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 8/19/14
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Scott Kazmir earned his first victory in three seasons, Nick Swisher homered in his first at-bat since missing three games with a sore shoulder and the Cleveland Indians beat Minnesota 7-3 Saturday for their sixth straight victory. Kazmir (1-1), a two-time AL All-Star who pitched in an independent league last season, allowed two runs in six innings. It was his first win since beating Tampa Bay on Sept. 19, 2010, while with the Angels. The left-hander, who allowed eight earned runs in 8 1-3 innings in his first two starts, struck out seven. Swisher, who hadn't played since Monday, homered off Kevin Correia (3-2) in the first. Jason Kipnis, who had three hits, also homered in the inning and added an RBI single in the second. Cleveland has won six straight for the first time since winning seven in a row April 26-May 3, 2011. Rookie outfielder Aaron Hicks, the Twins' top prospect, hit his first major league home run to lead off the fifth, clearing the 19-foot wall in l...
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