Indians End 11-Game Losing Streak
By David Hrvatin, Fox 8 News
CLEVELAND — The 11-game losing streak that has plagued the Cleveland Indians (51-60) ended Wednesday afternoon with the same team that started it. The Indians beat the Minnesota Twins (49-62) at Progressive Field, 6-2.
It did not take long for the Indians to cross home plate, with Jason Kipnis and Shin-Soo Choo both scoring runs in the first inning. An additional two runs by Casey Kotchman and newcomer Brent Lillibridge in the second inning gave the Indians a 4-0 advantage.
The Twins’ only scoring play came in the fifth inning with a two-run home run by Alexi Casilla which brought in Brian Dozier to make it 4-2 Indians.
The Indians regained their four-run lead in the sixth inning with two runs by Ezequiel Carrera and Kotchman. Both teams remained scoreless for the remainder of the game.
The Cleveland Indians won it by a final of 6-2, beating the Minnesota Twins.
The team faces the Boston Red Sox at home on Thursday. The game is scheduled for a 7:05 p.m. start.