James Paxton, Seattle
The lefthander didn’t surrender a run (or extra-base hit) until his team had handed him an eight-run lead, earning his first victory since Aug. 7.
BY THE NUMBERS
20 Times the Twins have given up 10 or more runs this season; they are 1-19 in those games.
4 Losing streaks of at least seven games by the Twins this year.
7 Consecutive games the Twins have scored two runs or fewer; they have 10 runs over this skid.
Tyler Duffey (8-11) still has a chance to be the Twins’ lone 10-game winner, but he seemingly must beat Seattle on Saturday to do so.