MINNEAPOLIS - The Minnesota Twins fell to the Indians 6-2 Wednesday as Cleveland salvaged the series finale and snapped an 11-game losing skid.
Minnesota made several mistakes in the field and was outhit 11-to-4. Twins starter Brian Duensing gave up four earned and two unearned runs over seven innings. Cleveland's Justin Masterson worked seven innings of two-run ball for his eighth win. Shin-Soo Choo led the Indians offense with four hits and two RBIs. Alexi Casilla did all the scoring for Minnesota with a two-run homer in the fifth inning. Ben Revere went oh-for-four - ending his 21-game hitting streak.
The Twins are off today and return to Target Field Friday for a three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Twins report everything went fine in the first rehab start for injured pitcher Carl Pavano. Manager Ron Gardenhire says Pavano tossed two innings for Class-A Fort Myers and allowed one run on two hits with one strikeout. Pavano has been on the disabled list since June 4th because of right rotator cuff weakness. Gardy says his arm felt great and his velocity was around 85 to 87 miles an hour. Pavano is expected to make a few more rehab starts and continue to build up his pitch count.