Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/10/14
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By Jesse Temple FOXSportsWisconsin.comMILWAUKEE Take away a king's power and wealth, and what is he? A commoner by societal standards. Take away a major league starting pitcher's zip and velocity, and what is he? Pedestrian by baseball standards. Carl Pavano's reign as the Minnesota Twins ace didn't feel much like an exalted title he'd be able to maintain given his recent troubles. The authority he displayed on the mound during his first 13 years in the big leagues had diminished considerably over just a few short months because of right shoulder inflammation. Fastballs that popped in at 89 miles per hour suddenly hovered in the zone at 86. Off-speed pitches didn't look so intimidating by comparison a predicament that rendered Pavano something less than the distinction of a No. 1 starter. But on Saturday, during Minnesota's 5-4 victory against Milwaukee in 12 innings at Miller Park, Pavano and the Twins finally found the encouragement for which they'd been searching. The vel...
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