CLEVELAND (AP) — Torii Hunter continued his torrid stretch with three hits, including a home run, and the Minnesota Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians 7-4 on Saturday.
Hunter, who was 4 for 4 on Friday, extended his consecutive hit streak to seven at-bats with a solo homer in the first, a single in the third and an infield hit in the fifth. The streak ended in the sixth when shortstop Jose Ramirez booted his ground ball for an error.
Phil Hughes (2-4) won his second consecutive start, allowing one run in 6 1-3 innings. The Twins have won nine of 10 and are 17-7 since April 13.
Glen Perkins allowed two hits in the ninth, but recorded his 11th save.
Bruce Chen (0-1) gave up six runs in four-plus innings. The 37-year-old left-hander, whose contract was purchased from Triple-A Columbus, pitched for his 11th major league team.
The Indians have lost four of five and have the worst record in the American League (10-19).