Aug 9, 2012 at 7:04 am
CLEVELAND (AP) - Justin Masterson pitched seven strong innings and Shin-Soo Choo went 4 for 4 to lift Cleveland over Minnesota 6-2 Wednesday, ending the Indians' 11-game losing streak.
The Indians avoided tying the 1931 franchise record for consecutive losses. Cleveland, which was outscored 95-36 in the streak, won for the first time since July 26.
Masterson (8-10) allowed two runs and three hits in seven innings. His only mistake came when Alexi Casilla hit his first home run of the season _ a two-run shot in the fifth.
Choo drove in two runs with a double in the first and a single in the second. Brian Duensing (2-7) allowed six runs, including four earned, and 11 hits in seven innings.
The Indians also broke a seven-game losing streak to the Twins, who lost for only the fourth time in 13 games.
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