Minnesota Twins defeat Cleveland Indians, 5-1

Twins reliever Pat Neshek said Tuesday that he will play catch Wednesday to see where he's at with his sore middle finger.

Neshek said he got clearance Tuesday afternoon to try some throwing after waiting 72 hours after receiving a cortisone shot in the finger.

The Twins have been shorthanded in the bullpen for a week, ever since Neshek began having problems with the flexor tendon in his middle finger.

"It's still a little sore,'' manager Ron Gardenhire said Tuesd...

On May 21, 2006, one day after the Twins finally won legislative approval to build Target Field, the Twins were in Milwaukee, and backup catcher Mike Redmond was needling then-rookie Francisco Liriano.

"Hey Frankie," Redmond said. "Did they call to see where you wanted your locker?"

Redmond knew his own chances of sticking with the Twins through 2010 were slim. Little did he know he would land with Cleveland and be in the Indians' starting lineup Wednesday, facing Li...

A confluence of factors -- all favoring the Twins -- led to a quick and easy victory over Cleveland on Tuesday.

Kevin Slowey had all his pitches working and his command was exceptional.

Indians hitters were swinging as if it was the last day of spring training and there was a plane to catch.

Slowey was in sync with catcher Joe Mauer.

All those contributed to the Twins zipping to a 5-1 victory over the Indians in a game that took just 2 hours, 23 minutes to comp...