Alex Avila doubled twice, drove in three and scored two runs as the Tigers topped the Twins, 10-6. Brian Dozier and Jamey Carroll plated two runs apiece for the Twins, who have lost three in-a-row. Anthony Swarzak was rocked for six runs and nine hits in just three-and-two-thirds innings as he fell to 0-and-4. The Twins send Carl Pavano to the hill today against Detroit. Game time is 1:10 p.m.
(Minneapolis, MN) — Here are the scheduled pitching pairings for the remaining two games of the three-game series between the Twins and Tigers at Target Field (Minnesota starter listed first):
Saturday – Carl Pavano (2-3, 4.91 ERA) vs. Max Scherzer (3-3, 5.73 ERA) Sunday – P.J. Walters (2-1, 2.95 ERA) vs. Rick Porcello (3-4, 5.29 ERA)