Center fielder Ben Revere was out of the Twins' starting lineup on Monday, marking the first time he was given a day off since being recalled from Triple-A Rochester on June 2. Revere, who played in 47 straight games while hitting .250 with 13 stolen bases, was replaced in center field by Jason Repko, who hit leadoff. Twins center fielder Denard Span, out with a concussion suffered in a home plate collision on June 3, had a scheduled day off with Rochester on Monday as part of his rehab process. Span has played in six games with the Red Wings, hitting .150 (3-for-20) with a stolen base. He has yet to play a full nine innings. Rangers: Beltre hoping for quick return
Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre said Monday that he is hopeful that he'll be off the disabled list in a minimum of 15 days. "I hope he is a quick healer, and I hope he gets right," Washington said. "We're not taking any chances in getting him back here before he is right." Beltre suffered a strained left hamstring on Friday night against the Blue Jays and was placed on the DL on Saturday. Reliever Darren O'Day pitched another scoreless inning for Triple-A Round Rock on Monday and has not allowed a run in five innings since being optioned at the All-Star break. Worth noting
The Twins are 9-11 this season when Pavano is on the mound. The Rangers have won 11 straight series openers, holding a 23-11 mark in the first game of the series this season.