Julio 24 1:21 PM PT2:21 PM MT3:21 PM CT4:21 PM ET16:21 HE20:21 GMT4:21 1:21 PM MST3:21 PM EST3:51 PM VEN0:21 UAE (+1)3:21 PM CT-Swarzak pitched five sharp innings in a short-notice start as the Twins beat the Cleveland Indians 3-1 Wednesday. Analisis: Swarzak has made 29 career starts dating back to 2009, but this was his first since Oct. 2, 2012. Such a surprise assignment can be a challenge for a pitcher, less than 14 hours after finding out, but that can also work against an opponent that hasn't fully prepared to face him. Four of Swarzazk's five innings were perfect. "I felt like I might've had a little bit more in the tank," Swarzak said.
Julio 23 11:50 PM PT12:50 AM MT1:50 AM CT2:50 AM ET2:50 HE6:50 GMT14:50 11:50 PM MST1:50 AM EST2:20 AM VEN10:50 UAE1:50 AM CT-Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson has been scratched from Wednesday's start against Cleveland due to lower back stiffness. Gibson, 8-8 with a 4.19 ERA, will be replaced by Swarzak. Analisis: Swarzak is 1-0 with 4.34 in 30 relief appearances this season. The right-hander has 28 career starts but hasn't started a game since 2012.