Kazmir Shuts Down Twins As Indians Top Minnesota 5-1

CBS Cleveland

CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – As starting pitching goes, so does the Indians.

Friday night it was proven again, as Scott Kazmir, who had been scuffling in his last few starts, pitched a seven inning gem as the Indians won their third straight, beating the Twins 5-1.

Kazmir allowed one run on five hits, a homer to Brian Dozier of the Twins in the 5th to draw the Twins to within one at 2-1.

Other than that hit, he shut them down, not walking a batter and striking out seven. The win was his second this year at home over the Twins (first was May 4th) and his first win in June.

“He was economic with his pitches, he didn’t have flawed innings,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “He threw to both sides of the plate.”

The last win for Kazmir was May 30th at home over the Reds in…

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