The Twins have homered in 20 consecutive games, two short of the major league record set in 2014 by the Colorado Rockies.
Jose Berrios pitches tonight for the Twins against the Red Sox (7:10, FSN) at Target Field. He's 8-2 with a 3.01 ERA. Rick Porcello (4-6, 4.69) is on the hill for Boston.
Jorge Polanco leads AL shortstops in All-Star balloting, with Twins updates here.
The Twins announced they have signed the No. 39 overall pick (competitive balance round), Matt Wallner. I have confirmed it was a $1.8 million bonus, slightly below the $1.9 million slot. Wallner, from Forest Lake, was an outfielder at Southern Mississippi. Phil Miller profiled him the day of the draft here.
Twins outfielder Byron Buxton worked out on the field before Monday's game, under the watchful eye of trrainer Tony Leo. Leo was a busy man on Monday, checking in with Buxton before he tested his wrist and then conferring with manager Rocco Baldelli.
If Buxton needs a few more days to recover, I would not be surprised to see him land on the injured list. Sore hands are nothing to mess around with.
The Twins lineup, with Byron Buxton (wrist) still out:
And the Red Sox: