"You have your starter out there and you want him to get those outs. That's a learning experience. In those situations, getting big outs in a tie ballgame, it's his game -- win or lose. He made the big pitch there, and we came through and scored some runs for him. ... His last two [starts] have been really good ballgames, and he deserved to win them."Ron Gardenhire on Nick Blackburn and the importance of big game situations.