Twins win series with Phillies, head to Milwaukee
PHILADELPHIA - Carl Pavano pitched his second complete game of the season, limiting Philadelphia to four hits in the Twins' 4-1 win yesterday at Citizens Bank Park. The Twins took two of three from the Phillies over the weekend in their first venture to a National League ballpark this season.
They won yesterday by outlasting old nemesis Roy Halladay, who was riddled for 11 hits in eight innings, two of them solo home runs by Denard Span and Justin Morneau. The Twins led wire-to-wire, with Joe Mauer driving in a run with a first-inning single. The only run for the Phils cam on a home run by Wilson Valdez.
The Twins remain a game-and-a-half ahead of second-place Detroit in the AL Central after the Tigers beat Arizona 3-1 to finish an eight-and-one homestand. The Twins are off today and open a three-game interleague series at Milwaukee tomorrow night. The Tigers are also idle and start a road trip tomorrow against the Mets in New York City.