Minnesota, MN, United States (4E Sports) – Kennys Vargas homered and had two other pivotal hits as the Minnesota Twins surged past the Cleveland Indians, 4-1 Thursday at Target Field.
Vargas’ homer put the Twins up 1-0 in the fourth.
Zach Walters answered with a homer in the fifth to tie the game.
In the sixth, Vargas hit a ground rule double before another double by Trevor Plouffe plated the former.
Oswaldo Orcia added another run scoring hit to extend the Twins lead to 3-1.
.Vargas singled in the eighth before a one-run double by Arcia scored Eduardo Nunez.
Twins starter Phil Hughes (14-8) struck out eight, walked none and gave up five hits over seven innings .
Glen Perkins pitched a perfect ninth for his 32nd save in 36 attempts for the Twins.
Indians starter Corey Kluber (13-7) had eight strikeouts over seven innings for the Indians.