Cleveland, OH — Second baseman Jason Kipnis had three hits, falling just a double short of the cycle, and Scott Kazmir won his first major league game in 958 days as the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 7-3.
The win pushed the Tribe’s winning streak to six games and the team is now over .500 for the first time since April 3.
The Indians struck for two runs in the first inning off Twins starter Kevin Correia with two solo homers by Kipnis and designated hitter Nick Swisher. Swisher, playing in his first game since April 29, finished 1-for-4 with his third long ball of the season.
"You don't want to show up in the lineup and not pull your weight," Swisher said. "These guys have been on fire. As soon as you get back in the lineup you have to do your part as well."
After the Twins added a run in the top of the second, Cleveland added two more in the bottom half. With runners on first and second and two outs, left fielder Michael Brantley singled...