Twins Skid Ends With 6-3 Win Over Cleveland
CLEVELAND (AP) — Juan Centeno took Corey Kluber deep for his first major league homer, Ervin Santana allowed one run in six innings and the Minnesota Twins ended an eight-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday.
Centeno's two-run homer in the fifth landed in the right field seats and put Minnesota on top for good.
Santana (1-2) gave up five hits and struck out five in his second start since returning from a back injury.
Kluber (2-5) allowed four runs in 6 2/3 innings and lost his second straight start.
Eddie Rosario, Eduardo Nunez, Danny Santana and Miguel Sano also drove in runs for Minnesota, which avoided its second nine-game losing streak of the season. The Twins began the season 0-9.
Minnesota was tied with Atlanta for the worst record in the majors and won on the road for the third time in 19 games.