Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 6/2/12
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, Mike Tomlin, was 2-2 going into the game. The Twins have fared poorly this season against starting pitchers with records of .500 or better; they entered Saturday with a record of 5-18 (.217) against them.And, to top it all off, Minnesota has been even worse against teams with records of .500 or better when their starters have records of .500 or better, which was the situation Ron Gardenhire's club faced Saturday. In those situations, the team was 2-10 (.167) before Saturday's win. Really, this didn't seem good, especially not after Friday's 7-1 drubbing.Although the game began in with a flurry of Twins offense four ...
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