On Saturday, Carl Pavano pitched out of some jams and claimed his 14th victory of the season with a 7-2 win. He limited his former team to two runs over seven innings. Joe Mauer went 4-5, Jason Kubel went 2-3 with a home run, and Michael Cuddyer went 3-5. The Twins wore the St. Paul Gophers throwback uniforms from 1909.
On Sunday, Brian Duensing settled down after a rough first inning and held the Indians to 4 runs over 7 and 1/3 innings. Matt Guerrier and Matt Capps finished off the game. A 5 run 5th inning was key for the Minnesota Twins, including a Jim Thome home run. Now, the Minnesota Twins are 1/2 game back in the AL Central behind the Chicago White Sox and travel to Chicago for a 3 game series.