Salazar shines in Indians’ win over Twins

Minneapolis, MN ( – Danny Salazar was electric in his first
start of the season, and batterymate Roberto Perez went 3-for-4 with a home
run to help the Cleveland Indians to a 4-2 win over the Minnesota Twins.

Salazar (1-0) matched a career high with 10 strikeouts while yielding just two
runs over six-plus innings as Cleveland bounced back from Friday’s 3-2, 11-
inning loss to the Twins in the opener of this three-game series.

Jose Ramirez added two hits and a run scored in the victory, with Jason Kipnis
contributing an RBI single for the Indians.

Salazar halted Minnesota’s three-game win streak by outdueling Phil Hughes
(0-3), touched for four runs and eight hits over 6 2/3 innings to drop his
third consecutive start to begin the season.

Kurt Suzuki had a solo homer for Minnesota, while Joe Mauer and Eduardo Nunez
each collected two hits in defeat.