The Minnesota Twins entered their weekend series having scored seven or more runs in the last three games.
Scott Kazmir put a stop to that.
The Cleveland left-hander held the Twins to just one run on five hits Friday as Minnesota dropped the series opener by a 5-1 final. The offense that had found a rhythm during the recent home stand went cold to start the road trip.
"We really didn't put too much pressure on them offensively," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. "It was just a tough night, one of those nights where they found some holes and we couldn't get the ball to go through anywhere."
The Twins had five games during their home stand in which they recorded 10 or more hits, including each of the last three games. Minnesota exploded for 15 hits in Thursday's 8-4 win over the White Sox.
Kazmir reversed that trend, too. Minnesota's batters had just five hits through seven innings and didn't record a hit against Cleveland's bullpen. The Twins did record four extra-base hits, in...