CLEVELAND (AP) Joe Mauer broke out of a slump with three hits and three RBIs, including a two-run homer, to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.
Mauer entered the game in an 0-for-10 skid, but had an RBI single in Minnesota's four-run first inning.
He also singled in the second and hit a two-run homer in the seventh off Tony Sipp.
Trevor Plouffe's one-out homer in the sixth off Josh Tomlin (2-3) broke a 4-all tie.
Brian Duensing (1-2) pitched two scoreless innings as the Twins won for the fourth time in five games.
Matt Capps pitched the ninth for his 11th save.
The Indians have lost six of eight, due primarily to poor starting pitching.
Cleveland's starters are 2-6 with a 9.52 ERA in the last eight games.
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