Hicks Hits First Career Home Run in Twins Loss

Created: 05/04/2013 3:13 PM KSTP.com

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Scott Kazmir earned his first victory in three seasons, Nick Swisher homered in his first at-bat since missing three games with a sore shoulder and the Cleveland Indians beat Minnesota 7-3 Saturday for their sixth straight victory.

Twins center fielder Aaron Hicks hit his first MLB home run in the 5th inning.

Kazmir (1-1), a two-time AL All-Star who pitched in an independent league last season, allowed two runs in six innings. It was his first win since beating Tampa Bay on Sept. 19, 2010, while with the Angels.

The left-hander, who allowed eight earned runs in 8 1-3 innings in his first two starts, struck out seven.

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