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Kenta Maeda on Saturday night was nearly unhittable while Miguel Sano finally broke out for his first two home runs of the season.
Josh Donaldson has not been placed on the injured list and the Twins describe his right calf tightness as day-to-day. But the Twins aren't sure if their prized free-agent acquisition will be back in action sooner or later.
Max Kepler's leadoff homer helped get the Twins off on the right foot against Mike Clevinger.
Miguel Sano was on the bench Friday after starting the season 1-for-17 with eight strikeouts. Meanwhile, Josh Donaldson left Friday's game in the 2nd inning.
St. Louis left Minneapolis late Wednesday after a two-game series at Target Field. Cleveland is set to play the Twins tonight, using the same clubhouse the Cardinals used when they were here.
Shane Bieber struck out 13 batters, tying an MLB record for strikeouts in the first two starts of a season, while a poorly placed fastball by Jose Berrios was the margin of defeat for the Twins.
Righthander Randy Dobnak will get another start Friday while Jake Odorizzi tests his back coming off the injured list.
The Twins beat the White Sox in two of three games in Chicago over the weekend, with both teams finding it difficult to observe social distancing and avoiding actions such as spitting.
Nelson Cruz went 7-for-13 (.538) with three homers, two doubles, 10 RBI and a 1.956 OPS in the Twins' first three games.
The Twins scored 27 runs over the weekend, their most in the first three games of any season since 1996, when they scored 30.