MINNEAPOLIS -- Andrew Albers didn't think things could get any better than his major league debut last week.
He proved himself wrong Monday.
The Twins left-hander tossed a two-hit shutout against the Cleveland Indians, going the distance in Minnesota's 3-0 win. After pitching 8 13 scoreless innings in his first big league start last Tuesday, Albers outdid himself one start later.
"It's pretty unbelievable," Albers said. "I didn't think it would get any better from last start, and now here you are again and it did. It actually got a little bit better. It's incredible. It was another one of those nights where things just kind of went my way."
Albers, a 27-year-old native of Saskatchewan, has had quite the journey to get to the major leagues. He spent the 2010 season with Quebec of the independent Canadian-American Association. From there the Twins signed him to a minor league deal and he worked his way up through the system.
Last week was the moment he waited for when he debuted ...