Losing streak snapped! Twins win in Cleveland

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The Twins (9-26) snapped their 8 game losing streak on Saturday with a 6-3 win over the Cleveland Indians. Ervin Santana gave Minnesota a quality start going 6 innings allowing just 1 run; striking out 6 batters.

Cleveland made it a 2 run game in the bottom of the 8th, but the Twins scratched 2 more runs in the top of the 9th.

Kevin Jepsen picked up the save in the win despite giving up a home run to Yan Gomes. Jepsen has allowed a run in three straight appearances.

Backup catcher Juan Centeno had another solid day at the plate, hitting his first professional big league home run.

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In 61 career at bats before joining the Twins, Centeno had just 10 hits. In four games with the Twins this year, Centeno has 5 hits in 11 at bats.

Joe Mauer was in the leadoff spot again for the Twins and collected 2 hits today. In 15 at bats out of the leadoff spot this year, Mauer has an OBP of .467.

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The Twins conclude their series with Cleveland tomorrow afternoon with first pitch at 12:10. Tyler Duffey will start for Minnesota.

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