Twins Drop First Game to Indians
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Mike Napoli had three hits, including his 19th home run, Carlos Carrasco pitched into the seventh inning and the Cleveland Indians beat the Minnesota Twins 5-2 on Friday night.
Napoli scored three runs, one on his solo shot into the bullpen in left-center in the eighth inning that stretched Cleveland's lead to three runs.
That was more than enough for Carrasco (6-3), who allowed two runs on four hits while striking out three in 6 2/3 innings. He won for the fourth time in his last five starts. Cody Allen pitched a perfect ninth for his 19th save in 21 chances.
Twins starter Ervin Santana (3-8) was coming off a shutout in his last start. But the Indians chased him with three straight singles in the sixth inning to take a 4-2 lead.