The Red Sox just dropped two of three at home to the Angels, but they have one of the league's best bullpens, a dangerous offense and won two of three from the Twins at Target Field last month.
The slugging third baseman is trying to hold off Cleveland's Jose Ramirez in the fan voting.
Ervin Santana needs to rediscover his slider if he to tame a Cleveland lineup that should be angry after going 0-for-15 with runners in scoring position during the first two games of this series.
The Twins have a chance to sweep the Indians in this three-game series after beating the Indians on Saturday.
The Twins enter today's game with essentially one bench player after Eddie Rosario and Max Kepler unable to play on Saturday
The rookie sidearmer gave up one hit - a double - but pitched a scoreless ninth inning in the Twins' win over Cleveland has his family looked on.
The Twins get a chance to pay the Indians back for sweeping them in a four game series last weekend at Target Field.
Rookie lefthander Nik Turley, optioned back to the minors, hopes he'll get another chance.
First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. before what appears to be a sparse remaining crowd of folks who expected the game to start at 12:10 p.m.
The Twins beat the White Sox 4-2 on Wednesday as Miguel Sano homered and Jose Berrios pitched eight innings.
Hector Santiago and Phil Hughes each had scoreless and hitless outings Wednesday for Class AAA Rochester during their rehabilitation stints.
The 'home' games will be played April 17 and April 18 next year.
Ervin Santana hasn't had back-to-back starts this bad in almost exactly a year, since he gave up five runs in three straight starts from June 4 to June 14.
Twins' righthander Ervin Santana has followed up each of his previous bad starts this season with a shutout performance. He will be backed up with another shuffled lineup, this one featuring Joe Mauer batting fifth.
The Twins will take Monday off to lick their wounds before facing the White Sox on Tuesday.
Kyle Gibson will start for the Twins, who are 0-6 at home against Cleveland this season.
Today's doubleheader requires a lot of roster maneuvering to make sure there's enough pitching behind two rookie starters.
Roster moves, draft pick signings. Oh, and two baseball games.
Nik Turley makes his Target Field debut as the Twins and Indians kick off a four-game series.
Byron Buxton threw himself at a ball hit by Seattle's Kyle Seager in the seventh inning and slammed into the center field wall. He climbed back on his feet and remained in the game.