MINNEAPOLIS -- If the last two months have been an audition for Andrew Albers, he left the job interview with a sour taste in his mouth.
Pitching in his final game of the 2013 season, the Twins left-hander allowed four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits in 5 innings Thursday as Minnesota fell 6-5 to the visiting Cleveland Indians. Albers has been up and down since making his major league debut on Aug. 6, but the last few outings have been trending in the wrong direction for someone hoping to make the club in 2014.
Still, Albers viewed his 10 starts with the Twins in a positive light when reflecting on the season after Thursday's loss.
"It was a lot of fun. It's nice being up here, no question about that," Albers said. "Obviously there's some room for improvement, and it's something I've got to take into the offseason and talk with (pitching coach Rick Anderson) and talk with (manager Ron Gardenhire) and those guys and see where they think I ...