MINNEAPOLIS -AP- Trevor Bauer struck out seven in 6 1/3 innings and Carlos Santana had two doubles and two RBI to lead the Cleveland Indians over the Minnesota Twins 6-2 on Thursday.
Bauer (1-2) gave up two runs, three hits and three walks, lowering his ERA from 8.44 to 6.35. Andrew Miller pitched 1 1/3 innings of scoreless relief and the Indians took all three games in a series that included a rainout Wednesday night.
Bauer, Santana lift Indians over Twins, 6-2
Ervin Santana gave up one run, four hits and three walks over six innings for the Twins, who are 1-5 in a 10-game homestand.
Bauer gave up 10 runs in 10 2/3 innings over his first two starts but was much better Thursday. He balked in a run in the fourth inning when he stumbled on the mound with the bases loaded, then fell behind 2-0 when Jorge Polanco hit a sacrifice fly.
Ervin Santana was coming off of a one-hitter against the White Sox last week and with a 0.64 ERA has been every bit the ace the Twins have long yearned for. He wasn't quite as sharp on a chilly afternoon with an opening pitch temperature of 43 degrees. He had a streak of 22 straight scoreless innings snapped in the fifth when Carlos Santana doubled home Abraham Almonte.
Carlos Santana delivered another RBI double in the seventh inning, and Tyler Duffey (0-1) and Taylor Rogers each walked in a run with the bases loaded.

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