Nick Swisher, Indians
The switch-hitter was only 2-for-13 entering the game but provided a two-run homer and a run-scoring double.
BY THE NUMBERS
5 Indians victories over the Twins in Cleveland home openers, in six such games. Minnesota’s lone win was in 1964.
3 Hits Friday by Brian Dozier, two singles and a double, after going 0-for-13 in the season’s first three games.
7 Consecutive losses to Cleveland by the Twins, a streak dating to Aug. 24.
Kyle Gibson won the fifth-starter job, and Saturday against Cleveland, he gets to live it, facing Carlos Carrasco.