With sparkling season debut by Salazar, Indians top Twins 4-2
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - -
Danny Salazar matched his career high with 10 strikeouts while pitching into the seventh inning of his season debut, giving the Cleveland Indians a spark in a 4-2 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday.
Roberto Perez had a home run among his three hits for the Indians, and Jason Kipnis stopped an 0-for-16 slide with a two-out, RBI single in the seventh that prompted the Twins to pull starter Phil Hughes (0-3).
Kurt Suzuki led off the bottom of that inning with a homer that cut Cleveland's lead to two runs, and Salazar was removed. Nick Hagadone retired all six batters he faced, and Cody Allen finished up with a hitless ninth for his third save in as many attempts.
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