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Rookie righthander Joe Ryan dominated the Cubs, striking out 11, including the final seven he faced, and Max Kepler hit two homers in a 5-4 win.
All of MLB is likely to use the designated hitter rule next season, meaning pitchers are unlikely to come up to bat.
The Twins won the opener of a two-games series on Tuesday night.
Nick Gordon was one of four Twins to rack up three hits on the 9-5 victory, the first time in more than two years they've done that.
The Twins' catcher was hitting the ball hard until he was beset by injuries, but now he's looking to finish strong.
With Andrelton Simmons and Mitch Garver being activated for the Cubs series, the team also sent Ben Rortvedt back to St. Paul.
Miguel Sano and the Twins say there is a tradeoff in his game: massive home runs that terrorize opponents and numerous strikeouts that aggravate fans.
Sano reached the dubious milestone in his 661st career game.
The vintage Jose Berrios performance that in years past could rescue the Twins from dismal stretches of a season this time felt like piling on.
Josh Donaldson, who was named a league MVP while playing for Toronto, is saying in media interview that Vladimir Guerrero deserves the award this season.