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Josh Donaldson's recovery from a calf issue has been slow, meaning he will miss another week.
It's the first time in this bizarre season's 14 games that the Twins, who blew a ninth-inning lead at Pittsburgh on Thursday, have dropped back-to-back games.
Caleb Thielbar, who grew up just outside the Twin Cities, pitched in an MLB game for the first time since 2015, recording seven outs to help the Twins win their fifth game in a row.
The game resumed after eight minutes without incident, but the matter is being taken seriously by police and Major League Baseball. "Definitely a 2020 moment right there," manager Rocco Baldelli said.
Eddie Rosario drove in two runs and Nelson Cruz had three hits in a victory over the Pirates at Target Field.
A Twins rotation that has already lost two members to the injured list was thrown further into disarray Monday when Rich Hill was shut down.
Nelson Cruz smacked a 400-foot single to the warning track to cap a rally from a mid-game 4-0 deficit. There was hand sanitizer on the field and even some socially distant Gatorade throwing in celebration.
They will keep an eye on the Saints' reopening.
First, the Twins decided to give veteran pitcher Homer Bailey an extra day of rest. Then, they decided to give him a week off because of mild case of tendinitis.
The Twins continued to dominate with their pitching as Cleveland scored only two runs in the final three games, scraping together nine hits in 27 innings.