The Twins took the day off Thursday and will begin a 3-game series at Cleveland against the Indians tonight at 6:05, pregame on WJON at 5:35.  Righthander Carl Pavano (6-9) gets the start on the  mound for the Twins and righthander Justin Masterson (9-7) toes the rubber for the Indians.  Minnesota is 52-65 and is 10 games back of Detroit for first place in the American League Central.  Cleveland is 3 games back of the Tigers in the AL Central.

First baseman Justin Morneau is expected to be activated from the 15-day disabled list prior to tonight's game.  Outfielder Jason Repko will either be placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sore shoulder or optioned to triple-A Rochester.