Indians 8, Twins 2: Danny Salazar Baffles Twins Hitters, Cleveland Avoids Sweep

CBS Cleveland

CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – Danny Salazar worked seven strong innings, Jason Kipnis stayed red-hot, and the Cleveland Indians avoided the sweep in the three-game series, beating the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, 8-2.

With the win, the Tribe (11-19) snapped their three-game losing streak and improved their record in the month of May to 4-5.

THE STARTING PITCHER

Danny Salazar was about as good as he has ever been at the Major League level. After giving up a lead off homer to Brian Dozier in the top of the first inning on Sunday, Salazar retired the next 21 batters he faced (7 IP). The righty matched a career-high with 11 strikeouts and managed to string together six consecutive K’s between the fifth and sixth innings. Overall, Twins hitters swung and missed 18 times. The command of his fastball, change-up and curveball were about as good as we’ve seen.

Takeaway: Salazar doesn’t look like just…

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