NOTESMinnesota C Drew Butera’s RBI single in the fifth inning snapped a personal 0-for-21 stretch. It was the first hit by a Twins catcher since Sept. 9, a string of 27 at-bats. … Seattle OF Casper Wells (nose) was going to see a doctor Thursday to further diagnose what is giving him sinus trouble. He’s expected to be with the team this weekend for a series at Texas. … Minnesota OF Denard Span (concussion) sat out after playing Wednesday for the first time since Aug. 13. Span told trainer Rick McWane he would prepare to play in Friday’s game at Cleveland. … Seattle C Chris Gimenez snapped an 0-for-13 streak with hits in his first two at-bats. … Seattle LHP Anthony Vasquez (1-4, 8.25) will be making his sixth career start on Friday in the opener at Texas. Vasquez lasted just three-plus innings in his last start also against Texas. He gave up five runs and seven hits and allowed home runs to Adrian Beltre, Josh Hamilton and Elvis Andrus. … Minnesota RHP Carl Pavano (8-13, 4.40) will make Friday’s start for the Twins in Cleveland. Pavano has lost his last two starts, including Sept. 18 against the Indians when he gave four runs — one earned — in 6 2-3 innings. Pavano is 1-1 with a 1.93 ERA in four starts against Cleveland this season.
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