Twins 8, Indians 3
MINNEAPOLIS — Torii Hunter hit a three-run homer in a five-run fifth inning to help the Minnesota Twins beat Bartolo Colon and the Cleveland Indians 8-3 on Thursday night.
Jacque Jones was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs for Minnesota.
Colon (7-4) had his shortest outing this season at 4 2-3 innings. He surrendered six runs, nine hits and a pair of walks while striking out five.
After breezing through the first two innings, Colon gave up an RBI single to Jones in a three-hit third and had thrown 58 pitches by the end of it.
Then came an arduous fifth inning he began with a 3-1 lead. The Twins sent nine to the plate against Colon before Chad Paronto entered to get the last out.
A double by Jones brought the Twins within one, and a single by Doug Mientkiewicz tied it. After a walk to Corey Koskie, Hunter hit the first pitch over the giant right-field wall, making it 6-3.