The Minnesota Twins have just put together a 3 game win streak with their 4 to 3 victory today over the Cleveland Indians. The streak began with the last game in the Baltimore series which was won 3 to 1. The team returned to the Twin Cities for some Friday night outdoor baseball when Mother Nature decided the Twins and Indians game was to be rained out. Fortunately Saturday afternoon was drier and the two teams faced off with the Twins bats exploding for 10 runs giving Brian Duensing a cozier cushion as the game went on which he turned into a victory. Key players included Jason Repko who on consecutive at bats put the ball in play and made things happen and Justin Morneau tormenting the Indians coaching staff and their decision to walk Jason Kubel to face a perceived easier out in Morneau. The home team ended up winning by 7 runs on Saturday and they did so by playing Twins baseball, putting together 4 innings where they scored at least two runs. Win number two.Today it was Carl Pavano on the mound for the Twins against Carlos Carrasco for the Indians. Carrasco would only make it 3 innings before leaving the game with a bum arm but Pavano would go 7 innings giving up 3 earned runs on 6 hits. The bullpen would also do a nice job with Matt Capps picking up save number 4. Twins batters deserving a mention include Jim Thome with some LONG hits to right field, Justin Morneau continuing his hot hitting and Alexi Casilla continuing to slap hits.
This is a much needed win streak that gets the Twins the hell out of the basement and only 4 games behind the first place Indians. Pavano’s performance today sets the tone for the rest of the starters.. don’t even think about giving up more than 3 runs this week with the Rays coming to town if you want to extend this streak against an always tough opponent.