The Indians have made a habit of scoring in the late innings this season and they did it again Tuesday night at Target Field with a big ninth inning against veteran reliever Matt Guerrier. Yet it was the runs they scored early that secured a victory for Danny Salazar in his return to the big leagues. Salazar pitched five innings in his first big-league start since May 15 to earn the victory in the Tribe's 8-2 win over the Twins. When Salazar (2-4, 5.12) left after five innings, the Indians led, 4-1. It was a 4-2 game entering the ninth when the Indians scored four runs off Guerrier, who grew up in Shake Heights. Carlos Santana had an RBI double double in the ninth to cap a four-hit game.
Indians beat Twins, 8-2, on Danny Salazar's arm, Carlos Santana's bat
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Jul 23