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Swisher is Sweet as Indians Topple Twins

Updated: 04/04/2014 8:26 PM
Created: 04/04/2014 7:33 PM KSTP.com

Nick Swisher hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning, two batters after Yan Gomes connected for a solo shot, leading the Cleveland Indians to a 7-2 home-opening win over the Minnesota Twins on Friday.

Swisher's homer off Mike Pelfrey (0-1) allowed the Indians to cap a day of pomp and pageantry as they celebrated Progressive Field's 20th anniversary. Before the sixth, the Indians had been shut out by Pelfrey and were in danger of disappointing a sellout crowd that stuck around following a 2-hour, 13-minute rain delay and plummeting temperatures.

Indians reliever Josh Outman (1-0) recorded two outs after coming in for Danny Salazar in the sixth and got the win.

Swisher added an RBI double and Michael Brantley hit a two-run single in Cleveland's four-run seventh that broke it open.

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