The righthander pitched eight shutout innings, his second strong outing in a row, and lowered his ERA from 6.00 to 3.60.
4 Consecutive games in which the Twins have had at least 10 hits.
8 Innings pitched by Pavano for the second start in a row.
11 Consecutive batters retired by Pavano before Tampa Bay got its first hit.
.327 Career batting average for Justin Morneau against the Rays.
Nick Blackburn is 2-2 with a 6.10 ERA against Tampa Bay in his career as he prepares to go against them Friday. He faces the winless Wade Davis.
|Houston - D. Keuchel||12:05 PM|
|NY Yankees - B. McCarthy|
|Cleveland - C. Kluber||12:10 PM|
|Minnesota - P. Hughes|
|Detroit - D. Price||12:10 PM|
|Tampa Bay - A. Cobb|
|Arizona - W. Miley||3:05 PM|
|Washington - G. Gonzalez|
|San Francisco - LP: R. Vogelsong||0||Suspended|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: T. Wada||2|
|Atlanta - J. Teheran||6:10 PM|
|Cincinnati - D. Holmberg|
|LA Angels - M. Shoemaker||6:10 PM|
|Boston - R. De La Rosa|
|San Francisco - M. Bumgarner||7:05 PM|
|Chicago Cubs - T. Wood|
|San Diego - T. Ross||9:10 PM|
|Los Angeles - C. Kershaw|
|Carolina||8/22/14 6:30 PM|
|NY Giants||8/22/14 6:30 PM|
|Jacksonville||8/22/14 6:30 PM|
|Oakland||8/22/14 7:00 PM|
|Chicago||8/22/14 9:00 PM|
|Tampa Bay||8/23/14 3:30 PM|
|Tennessee||8/23/14 6:00 PM|
|Dallas||8/23/14 6:00 PM|
|Washington||8/23/14 6:30 PM|
|New Orleans||8/23/14 7:00 PM|
|Minnesota||8/23/14 7:00 PM|
|St. Louis||8/23/14 7:00 PM|
|Houston||8/23/14 8:00 PM|
|San Diego||8/24/14 3:00 PM|
|Cincinnati||8/24/14 7:00 PM|
|Montreal||8/22/14 7:30 PM|
|Toronto||8/23/14 3:00 PM|
|Calgary||8/24/14 2:00 PM|
|Saskatchewan||8/24/14 6:00 PM|
|Ottawa||8/29/14 6:30 PM|
|San Antonio||8:00 PM|
Poll: How sure are you that the Twins are on the road to improving?