It's still a comfortable lead, so the short-term question is: When will the Twins start looking like themselves again?
The center fielder says he is getting close to returning, but it's unclear if that means if he will be back Tuesday.
Baldelli, Shelton fill out lineup cards up to a week in advance.
Five weeks after returning to the Twins following a cut heel, Miguel Sano's flailing was setting a new standard for horrendous: 14 strikeouts in 20 at-bats into Saturday.
A quick look at Sunday's game.
The Twins look to win three of the four games against the Royals this week between rainstorms at Kauffman Stadium
Jose Berrios put on a strike-throwing clinic until the eighth, then his precious right hand let him down. He left with a blister on his ring finger before C.J. Cron and Eddie Rosario batted in runs in the 10th.
Cody Allen, who is the Indians all-time saves leader with 149, was released by the Angels this week.
The Twins are off to the best start in club history and hitting at a historic pace, and fans are starting to return to the ballpark.
The Twins were inches — or maybe an interference call — away from a triple play in the first inning Saturday.
A look back at Saturday afternoon's game.
A look down on the farm.
Going, going gone with the Bomba Squad.
Inside the numbers.
The Twins are down to one healthy bench player as they face a tough lefthander in Danny Duffy
The runoff election is next week to determine starters for the All-Star Game.
The Twins twice trailed by three runs but scored twice in the seventh inning and three times in the eighth to get the road victory.
A look back at Friday night's game.
The Twins rallied to win on Friday, but Martin Perez put them in a three-run hole twice
Blake Parker missed two days away from the Twins while on family medical emergency leave