While some believed Derek Lowe's better years may be behind him following a disappointing 2011, it's safe to say he still has plenty left in the tank.
The right-hander, however, hasn't experienced much success against the Minnesota Twins over the course of his career.
Seeking a fourth consecutive win, Lowe looks to help the visiting Cleveland Indians continue their recent domination of the major league-worst Twins when the teams conclude a two-game set Tuesday afternoon.
A change of scenery seems to have done wonders for Lowe, who was acquired from Atlanta after going 9-17 with a 5.05 ERA with the Braves last season. The 38-year-old sinkerballer is off to one of his better starts, going 5-1 with a 2.47 ERA through seven turns in the rotation.
Lowe, who's gone 3-0 while yielding two runs or fewer in each of his last four outings, gave up two and nine hits over six innings of Thursday's 8-3 win at Boston.
"He knows how to pitch with a lead," manager Manny Acta said. "He had a lot...