Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - It's been nearly two weeks since the Cleveland Indians last tasted victory, but the drought is finally over.
The Indians, who had been outscored 95-36 during their 11-game losing skid, got seven strong innings from Justin Masterson as they salvaged the final game of a three-game set against the Minnesota Twins with a 6-2 victory Wednesday at Progressive Field.
Masterson (8-10) was charged for two runs on just three hits and four walks with seven strikeouts to earn the victory.
Shin-Soo Choo finished with four hits, two RBI and a run scored, while Casey Kotchman added an RBI and scored twice for the Indians, who fell one loss shy of tying the franchise record for consecutive defeats, set from May 7-21, 1931.
Brian Duensing (2-7) absorbed the loss after giving up six runs -- four earned -- on 11 hits over seven innings. Alexi Casilla registered two of Minnesota's four hits, including a two-run homer, as the Twins wrapped up a seven-game road trip at 5-2.