With Wednesday night’s win, the Twins have now won six straight against the White Sox. It didn’t seem to matter that Minnesota has been having trouble this season, or that most of the hard hitters in their lineup are injured. Somehow, they still got the better of the Sox.
Gavin Floyd and Carl Pavano both pitched complete games, but Pavano was simply better. Floyd gave up four runs on eleven hits while walking two and striking out six. Most of the damage came in the bottom of the third inning, when Minnesota took a 3-0 lead. After getting the first out of the inning, Floyd gave up back-to-back doubles to Ben Revere and Alexei Casilla. A walk to Michael Cuddyer and single by Delmon Young later and the Twins had put three on the board.
The Sox really couldn’t break through against Carl Pavano, who pitched an excellent game. Pavano gave up just the one run on six hits over his nine innings, walking three and striking out five. The only Sox run came in the top of the sixth when a Gordon Beckham double was followed by a Brent Morel RBI single.
The two teams will play again on Thursday afternoon. First pitch will be at 12:10 P.M., CDT.