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For a pitcher who prides himself on being an innings-eater, Twins starter Carl Pavano's last two outings have been two steps backward, a disappointing trend for the 36-year-old right-hander.
Pavano was pulled from Friday's game in Cleveland after just 3-23 innings, one start after lasing only 4-13 innings against Detroit. He allowed seven runs (six earned) on nine hits Friday, including a grand slam. It was Pavano's shortest start since April 18, 2010, when he went just 3-13 innings for the Twins against Kansas City.
"It just didn't go his way," Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said of Pavano.
Pavano escaped a scoreless first inning thanks to a sliding catch by left fielder Josh Willingham. The play robbed Jose Lopez of a base hit and stranded Jason Kipnis on the base paths.
But Pavano went on to give up runs in each of the next three innings. Lonnie Chisenhall hit a two-run homer in the second inning, driving in Johnny Damon and giving Cleveland a 2-0 lead...
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Twins pitcher Carl Pavano will return to Minneapolis on Sunday to have an MRI on his sore right shoulder.
Pavano is 2-5 with a 6.00 ERA in 11 starts. He allowed seven runs and nine hits in 3 2-3 innings against Cleveland on Friday, his shortest outing of the season. Pavano is 0-3 with an 8.25 ERA over his last five outings and hasn't won since May 4.
Pavano, 36, has been bothered...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Twins pitcher Carl Pavano will return to Minneapolis on Sunday to have an MRI on his sore right shoulder. Pavano is 2-5 with a 6.00 ERA in 11 starts this season, but hasn't won a game since May 4, going 0-3 with an 8.25 ERA in his last five outings. The 36-year-old had his shortest start of the season Friday against Cleveland, allowing seven runs and nine hits...
The Minnesota Twins are going into Cleveland tonight to take on the second place Indians in the start of a three game series. The veteran Carl Pavano (2-4, 5.46) will take the hill facing Derek Lowe (6-3, 3.25) at 6:05 CT.
The expectations for the Twins pitching staff going into this season weren't very high to begin with, but they were counting on...
Here's a sentence you haven't heard lately: The Twins are on a roll.They swept the Oakland A's in a three-game series.And Francisco Liriano is coming off what, for him, was a brilliant performance. Liriano threw six shutout innings and struck out nine in the 4-0 Wednesday win that completed the sweep.Never mind that the A's are in a slump and have had the worst batting...
Righty Carl Pavano and the Twins seemed to have come to an understanding Friday night: The veteran
right-hander needs to take some time and address his shoulder problem. How, when and where was still up in
the air. "I think it's coming time where decisions need to be made," Pavano said after a 7-1 loss to the Indians
at Progressive Field. "I need to give...
Minnesota Twins right fielder Ben Revere landed a perfect somersault after an incredible leaping catch in the bottom of the ninth inning during Saturday's game against the Cleveland Indians.
Indians batter Lonnie Chisenhall hit the ball well to right field, but Revere robbed him of an extra base hit. The Twins beat the Indians 7-4.
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With the MLB Draft coming next week, and TRE's post about the NBA draft spurring me on (it's the one right below this one, genius) I figured we might as well take a look at the MLB draft, particularly since the Twins are so involved. Involved as in they have the #2, #32 (thanks Cuddy), the #42 (thanks Kubes), and the #63. So this is pretty much a really great time to...
Joe Mauer (credits below) Welcome to the my first piece for TheFantasyFix.com, the first edition of “Cut ‘Em Loose”.In a world littered with fantasy writers telling you who to pick up, CEL is your resource for who to get rid of. This doesn’t always mean that you should immediately drop each of the players on this list, but rather you should look for a the most beneficial...
Joe Mauer broke out of a slump with three hits and three RBIs, including a two-run homer, to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.
Mauer entered the game in an 0-for-10 skid, but had an RBI single in Minnesota's four-run first inning. He also singled in the second and hit a two-run homer in the seventh off Tony Sipp.
Oswaldo Arcia, OF, Twins (High-A Fort Myers): 4-for-4, HR (5), R, RBI.
Arcia was seen as a potential breakout candidate in 2011, but after a great start to the season, elbow surgery delayed things. That left him far too off the radar, as the 21-year-old Venezuelan is off to another great start, going 10-for-15 in his last four games to lift his season averages to .314/.365/.512...
Every year the MLB First Year Player Draft is important, however, this year will mark the first time since 2001 that the Minnesota Twins have a pick in the top 10. You may remember that in '01 they chose hometown kid Joe Mauer at #1 instead of the highly touted RHP Mark Prior. That draft worked in favor of the Twins as Mauer is still playing with a career BA of .322 and...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Joe Mauer broke out of a slump with three hits and three RBIs, including a two-run homer, to lead the Minnesota Twins to a 7-4 win over the Cleveland Indians on Saturday night.
Mauer entered the game in an 0-for-10 skid, but had an RBI single in Minnesota's four-run first inning. He also singled in the second and hit a two-run homer in the seventh off Tony...
Josh Tomlin had a rough start early, and although the Tribe caught up to tie it at 4-4, the team lost energy from there. The Twins held on to win game two of this series at Progressive Field, thanks to a big day at the plate from Joe Mauer and a stellar catch from Ben Revere in the ninth inning.
The Indians will definitely need tomorrow’s game in order to save face in the AL Central...
Past precedent was not on the Twins' side in Saturday's 7-4 win over Cleveland.
The team entered the evening with a 7-16 (.304) record against opponents with a record of .500 or better, markedly worse than its .407 mark against sub-.500 clubs. The Indians were 28-23 going into their loss, one game out of first place in the AL Central.
Even worse, the Indians' starter...