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Twins Vs. Indians: Minnesota Hopes To Avoid Another Streak Against Cleveland

The Minnesota Twins absorbed another disappointing loss on Friday night to the Cleveland Indians along with more injury news that revealed starting pitcher Carl Pavano may need some time off to rest his ailing shoulder. The loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Twins which came on the heels of a five-game losing streak.

So the Twins will try to avoid streaking back in the wrong direction on Saturday in the second game of their weekend series at Cleveland. Right-hander P.J. Walters will take the mound for Minnesota, looking to add another strong effort for the Twins. Walters has just four starts for Minnesota's make-shift pitching rotation but has been impressive with a 2-1 record and 2.96 ERA.

The Indians remain in a battle for the top spot in the AL Central after a recent 1-5 stretch saw them give up the division lead to the Chicago White Sox. Cleveland will look to right-hander Josh Tomlin to shut down Minnesota. In six starts this season, Tomlin is 2-2 with a 4.99 ERA which includes earning the only win during that 1-5 stretch last week.

The game is scheduled to start at 7:15 p.m. ET and will be televised on FOX.

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