CLEVELAND - Josh Tomlin earned his first major league win since 2012, pitching into the seventh inning and leading the Cleveland Indians past the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Tuesday night.
Samuel Deduno (0-2) allowed four runs in five innings in his first start of the season. The Twins only managed one run and four hits against Tomlin over 6 2-3 innings.
Tomlin was called up from Triple-A Columbus before the game after missing most of last year while recovering from Tommy John surgery. Tomlin won for the first time since July 5, 2012, with the Indians. He had his elbow operation the next month.
The right-hander took a two-hit shutout into the seventh before Chris Colabello homered. Tomlin left after a single and a foul out, and received a loud ovation from the small crowd of 9,621.
The Twins got three shutout innings from Logan Darnell in his MLB debut. He also struck out his first batter. Darnell was called up when Aaron Hicks went on the disabled list. He was the Twins' 6th round pick in the 2010 MLB draft.
Eduardo Escobar got an RBI on a 2 for 4 night at the plate, and Danny Santana went hitless in his first major league start.