The Minnesota Twins defeated the Cleveland Indians to complete a three-game sweep of their division rivals, the Associated Press reported.
The Twins finished the sweep with a 5-1 victory Sunday, giving left-hander Bryan Duensing his second win of the season.
Duensing pitched six innings, giving up only five hits and one earned run before turning the game over to the bullpen, the Associated Press said.
Twins first baseman Justin Morneau hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning that gave the Twins a 2-1 lead that they would not surrender.
According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, The win elevated the Twins above the Kansas City Royal for last place in the AL Central division for the first time since April 29. The Twins improved to 43-58 with the win.
The loss dropped the Indians into third-place in the AL Central, six games behind the division-leading Chicago White Sox, the Cleveland Plain Dealer said. The Twins outscored the Indians 34-12 for the series.
Right-hander Ubaldo Jimenez pitched into the seventh inning for Cleveland, but took a loss to fall to 8-10 on the season, the Cleveland Plain Dealer said.