Derek Lowe just walked the leadoff man in the ninth inning Tuesday at Target Field. He was 2-1 on the next batter, Ryan Doumit, when catcher Lou Marson walked to the mound to try and put the brakes on Lowe, who prefers to pitch in fifth gear.

"'Hey, doesn't Manny [Acta] know I'm 39, not 19?'" Lowe kiddingly told Marson.

Marson, perhaps still chuckling, returned behind the plate and watched Lowe finish a six-hit shutout in the Indians 5-0 victory over the Twins. The victory completed a two-game sweep and gave Lowe his first shutout since Aug. 31, 2005 for the Dodgers against the Cubs.