Carlos Santana lacked only a triple to hit for the cycle as the Cleveland Indians defeated the Twins 8-2 at Target Field on Tuesday night. Santana doubled in the second inning, bunted for a single in the third and hit his 15th homer of the season in the fifth. By that time, the Indians led 4-1 and never were threatened after that. The Indians jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the second off Twins starter Yohan Pino, who loaded the bases with the first batters in the inning.
MINNEAPOLIS — If only newly acquired designated hitter Kendrys Morales could also pitch to cure all of the Minnesota Twins’ issues. Instead, he watched the pitching staff make history on his first day in uniform. It wasn’t anything to brag about, either.