MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Twins found themselves on the winning side this weekend.
Rick Reed had his most effective outing of the season Sunday, helping the Twins complete a three-game sweep of the Cleveland Indians with a 4-2 victory.
Last week, the Indians swept a four-game set from Minnesota at Jacobs Field.
"We just didn't play very well in Cleveland," Reed said. "Once we got here, we started playing good baseball."
The victory completed an 8-1 homestand for the Twins, who moved back into first place in AL Central. Cleveland left home with a 11-1 record and came back a week later after going 0-6 on its trip to Chicago and the Metrodome.
"It's almost like we switched roles," Cleveland's Matt Lawton said. "At home, we got the key hits with guys in scoring position, and they didn't."
Reed (2-1) limited the Indians to a two-run homer by Jim Thome over 6 1-3 innings, his longest outing of the season.
"We beat a good team, but we consider ourselves a good team, too," Reed said. "I don't think anybody's out there demanding respect."
Eddie Guardado pitched the ninth for his eighth save in as many chances.
Chuck Finley (1-2) gave up 10 hits in six innings and took the loss for Cleveland.
The Indians held a brief team meeting after the game, during which manager Charlie Manuel told his team not to overreact.
"I told them to get their heads up because we've got a long way to go," said Manuel. "I've been wanting to talk to them for a couple of days now."
Torii Hunter had three hits, Denny Hocking hit a two-run double and Brian Buchanan had a solo homer as the Twins swept a three-game series from the Indians for the first time since May 28-30, 1993.
Reed had not gone more than five innings in any of his previous three starts this season. Aside from Thome's homer, Reed allowed only five singles while walking two and striking out three.
Hocking, who committed two errors at second base, misplayed Ellis Burks' grounder with one out in the fourth. Thome then snapped an 0-for-15 skid with his fifth homer of the year to give the Indians a 2-0 lead.
Hocking atoned in the bottom of the inning with a two-run double. Buchanan walked, Dustan Mohr singled and Tom Prince sacrificed.
Hocking followed with a liner and right fielder Matt Lawton made a diving attempt, but the ball scooted out of his glove when he hit the ground. Jacque Jones then doubled home Hocking to give the Twins a 3-2 lead.
"We kicked it around out there a little bit but we pitched the ball well and got some key hits," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire.
Buchanan hit his second homer of the season in the fifth to make it 4-2.
Notes: SS Omar Vizquel returned to the Indians' starting lineup for the first time since leaving an April 18 game with a bruised knee. ... Twins reliever Jack Cressend returned from the three-game suspension served for intentionally throwing at and hitting Cleveland's Ricky Gutierrez in a game April 11 at Cleveland. ... Minnesota now plays its next 16 games against teams with losing records -- Tampa Bay, Kansas City and Detroit.
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