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Postgame: Gee hoping for consistent role; Saturday's starter still not chosen

Minnesota Twins' Dillon Gee throws against the Chicago White Sox during the second inning of game two of a baseball doubleheader, Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski)

Max Kepler was scratched after becoming ill in Chicago's hot, humid weather.

Tim Melville calm, his manager says, as he approaches his Twins debut

Tim Melville

The last time the Twins turned to a starting pitcher with great numbers for Class AAA Rochester was only four days ago. Can they have a repeat of that success?

Twins wait for tests on Miguel Sano before taking on the Diamondbacks

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano (22) hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 7th inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Bartolo Colon has never beaten Arizona, the only major league club he has failed to defeat during his hefty career

Sano exits Saturday's game with sore left shin, will undergo tests

Minnesota Twins designated hitter Miguel Sano walks towards the dugout after striking out with the bases loaded during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

The slugger had to leave the game in the fourth inning when he could not run to first base at full speed

Twins to start Gee, Melville in Monday's doubleheader at Chicago

Minnesota Twins pitcher Dillon Gee throws in relief in the fifth inning of the first game of a baseball doubleheader against the Cleveland Indians Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Minneapolis.

The Twins will face former foe Zack Greinke on Saturday as they try to win the second game of this three game series at Target Field.

Postgame: Twins say they could see Sano's breakout game coming

Minnesota Twins third baseman Miguel Sano (22) hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 7th inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Trevor Hildenberger needed only two pitches to help extricate the Twins from a dangerous seventh-inning jam.

Garver not in Twins lineup, but ready to make MLB debut

Paul Molitor said he won't be afraid to use the rookie catcher at first base or in the outfield.

Postgame: Slegers figures to be back soon; Buxton describes collision

The Twins have a lot of pitchers to sort out after using a franchise-record 14th starter on Thursday.

Twins option Boshers to Class AAA, recall Turley for Game 2

The swap of lefthanders Buddy Boshers and Nik Turley was necessary, the Twins decided, to protect the bullpen during this weekend's busy schedule.

Twins need innings from Gibson in doubleheader opener vs. Cleveland

Minnesota Twins starter Kyle Gibson

The team's pitching plans have been scrambled by extra games on the schedule and untimely injuries to starting pitchers.

Twins-Indians postponed. Split doubleheader on Thursday

This is the second time this season a Twins-Indians game at Target Field has been rained out.

Twins-Indians game postponed; split doubleheader Thursday

A rain tarp was rolled out over the infield during a rain delay before the start of the Twins game against the Cleveland Indians.

The Twins and Indians game scheduled for Wednesday night has been postponed. A split doubleheader will be played Thursday, with Game 1 at 12:10 p.m. and the nightcap at 6:10 p.m.

Postgame: Sano make spectacular play at third base

Twins third baseman Miguel Sano made a fielding play against the Indians on Tuesday that reminded longtime baseball observers of former Orioles standout Brooks Robinson.

The Twins were shut down by righthander Danny Salazar on Tuesday as Cleveland has won all eight games at Target Field this season

Perkins completes rehab assignment, but when will Twins activate him?

Glen Perkins

The Twins open a big homestand tonight with the first of three games against Cleveland. Then Arizona, also fighting for a wild card spot, comes in for a weekend series.

Twins' Rosario named American League player of the week

Eddie Rosario hit .444 with four home runs, nine RBI, 12 hits and 10 runs as the Twins won six of seven games last week.

Postgame: Three passed balls afflict Gimenez during 'inning from hell'

Houston Astros' Marwin Gonzalez, right, scores as Minnesota Twins catcher Chris Gimenez reaches for the throw during the fourth inning of a baseball game, Sunday, July 16, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

The veteran catcher accepts responsibility for his uncharacteristic rash of mistakes behind the plate.

Molitor tempted to play streaking Mauer, but sticks to his plan

Twins first baseman Joe Mauer

The Twins first baseman will not be in the lineup for the finale in Detroit despite eight hits in his past three games.

Postgame: Buxton HR? He was thinking triple; Mauer walked, reluctantly

Minnesota Twins' Byron Buxton, left, is greeted in the dugout after hitting a solo home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Detroit Tigers, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

The Twins got big contributions from their youngest and oldest players in the lineup on Saturday.

Postgame: At last second, Buxton realized he needed to turn

Minnesota Twins left fielder Eddie Rosario (20), center fielder Byron Buxton, center, and right fielder Max Kepler celebrate after the Twins defeated the Detroit Tigers 9-4 in a baseball game, Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

The Twins' center fielder made one of the most amazing catches of the season on Friday to save a run.

Twins hope Gibson can extend their winning streak to six

Minnesota Twins pitcher Kyle Gibson throws to the Texas Rangers in the first inning during a baseball game on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Five straight wins have the Twins within 3 1/2 games of first place in the AL Central, but with 39 games to go, it's still too early to think about the standings. They open a weekend series at Detroit on Friday night.