MINNEAPOLIS Kevin Correia may be surprising Twins fans with the start he's had to the season, but nobody in Minnesota's clubhouse seems stunned by what the veteran right-hander is doing.
With eight scoreless innings in Sunday's 5-0 win over Texas, Correia is now 3-1 with a 2.23 ERA in five starts this season. In all five outings, he's gone at least seven innings and has yet to allow more than three runs in a start.
Those numbers may turn some heads outside of the Twins clubhouse, but no one on the inside seems all too shocked.
"He hasn't really surprised me," said Joe Mauer, who caught Correia in Sunday's win. "He's throwing the ball well. He's executing. Hopefully he continues to do that."
Sunday's eight-inning effort was the longest start for Correia since he pitched a complete game with Pittsburgh on April 18, 2011 against Cincinnati. The last time Correia went at least eight scoreless innings prior to Sunday was way back on Sept. 25, 2009.
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