Kazmir, Indians mow down Twins, 5-1


Another home run off the bat of Brian Dozier wasn't nearly enough as the Twins fell to the Indians, 5-1 in the opening game of a three-game series in Cleveland Friday night.

Samuel Deduno (3-2) allowed just two runs over his first six innings, but got into some trouble in the seventh. He gave up a single and a walk to start the inning before manager Ron Gardenhire replaced him with Josh Roenicke.

Roenicke recorded an out but gave up a run-scoring single to Drew Stubbs. Gardenhire then brought left-hander Brian Duensing into the game. Duensing quickly picked up the second out, but turned around and gave up a two-run bloop single to Jason Kipness, giving the Indians a 5-1 lead.

Dozier's home run came in the sixth inning. It was his fourth home run in the last five games, and third consecutive game with a long ball.

Scott Kazmir (4-4) earned the win with seven strong innings and seven strikeouts.

Deduno took the loss, finishing with a final line of four earned runs over six innings. He walked two and struck out six.

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