The Twins begin a 3-game series at San Francisco tonight after getting a day off Monday.  Minnesota has won 7 straight games and is 31-39 on the season and is now 7 1/2 games back of Cleveland for first place in the AL Central.

Righthander Carl Pavano (4-5) gets the start on the mound for the Twins and lefthander Madison Bumgarner (3-8) toes the rubber for the Giants.  Gametime tonight at 9:15, pregame on WJON at 8:45.