Joe Mauer returns to the dugout after scoring in the first inning. (Paul Sancya/AP)
By Kelly Thesier / MLB.com
A promising start that saw Jason Kubel and Delmon Young drive in runs in the first inning faded away when Carl Pavano was chased after 4 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs on seven hits. The Twins fell three games back of the division-leading Tigers with four games to play, including Thursday's series finale at Comerica Park.
BATTING TB: Span 2; Cabrera, O; Mauer; Kubel; Cuddyer; Young, D 2; Tolbert. RBI: Kubel (93),
Young, D (50). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Punto 2. GIDP: Morales, J. Team RISP:
2-for-7. Team LOB: 10.
BASERUNNING CS: Tolbert (2, 2nd base by Bonine/Avila).
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