Eddie Rosario homered, Brian Dozier added two RBIs and Lance Lynn won his third straight start as the host Minnesota Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 7-1 on Saturday.
Rosario homered in a three-run third inning and Dozier had RBIs in the third and in a four-run sixth as the Twins won their second in a row after losing seven of the previous eight.
Francicso Lindor and Bradley Zimmer had two hits for Cleveland, which scored its only run on a double steal by Jason Kipnis and Greg Allen in the second. The Indians had a six-game winning streak broken in the second game of the series Friday.
Lynn (4-4) gave up two hits and one run in six innings, with five strikeouts, five walks and a hit batter. He threw 113 pitches, the most by a Minnesota starter this season. Lynn made his third straight quality start and has given up three runs in his last 18 2/3 innings.
Cleveland right-hand Trevor Bauer (4-4) gave up six hits and seven runs (three earned) in 5 2/3 innings. Bauer struck out 11 and walked three.
Rosario has 10 career homers in 54 games against Cleveland and is 12-for-30 with two homers and nine RBIs against Bauer.
Cleveland took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Allen walked and took third on Kipnis’ single before the two pulled a double steal as Roberto Perez struck out.
Ehire Adrianza walked and scored on Dozier’s one-out triple in the third inning before Rosario homered for a 3-1 lead.
The Twins knocked out Bauer in a four-run sixth inning when they took a 7-1 lead. Logan Morrison singled and Robbie Grossman reached on infield error to open the inning before Max Kepler and Ryan LeMarre had RBI singles.
Dozier doubled in a run off reliever Dan Otero, and LeMarre scored on a passed ball before Oliver Perez got the final out. Perez was making his first appearance for the Indians, who entered the day with the worst bullpen ERA in the majors.
—Field Level Media