FIVE-GAME SERIES AT PROGRESSIVE FIELD
All games on BSN, 830-AM, 102.9-FM
Monday, 6:10 p.m.: RHP Sonny Gray (3-1, 2.53 ERA) vs. RHP Triston McKenzie (4-5, 3.51)
Tuesday, 12:10 p.m.: LHP Devin Smeltzer (4-1, 3.05) vs. RHP Zach Plesac (2-5, 4.17)
Tuesday, 6:10 p.m.: RHP Josh Winder (2-2, 3.68) vs. TBA
Wednesday, 6:10 p.m.: RHP Dylan Bundy (4-4, 4.80) vs. RHP Cal Quantrill (4-4, 3.76)
Thursday, 12:10 p.m.: RHP Chris Archer (2-3, 3.14) vs. RHP Shane Bieber (3-4, 3.07)
The Twins (41-33) and Guardians, who have played two series at Target Field, are meeting in Cleveland for the first time this season. The Twins are 3-3 vs. the Guardians this season after losing two of three at Target Field last week. ... Winder will be called up as the 27th player for Tuesday's doubleheader; he and Smeltzer will start Tuesday's games, although their order has not been determined. ... Sunday's 6-3 victory over Colorado gave the Twins consecutive victories for only the second time this month and put them at 11-12 in June. They also won consecutive games on June 10-11 against Tampa Bay. ... Alex Kirilloff has nine RBI in nine games since being recalled from Class AAA St. Paul on June 17. ... Luis Arraez has 26 multihit games on the season. ... 2B Jorge Polanco is expected to be activated from the injured list either Monday or Tuesday.
The Guardians (36-32) fell to Boston 8-3 on Sunday at Progressive Field. The loss concluded a three-game sweep by Boston and gave the Guardians a four-game losing streak — their longest since a seven-game losing streak April 22-28. The current losing streak started with a 1-0 loss to the Twins on Thursday. The Guardians had won eight of nine and 17 of 21 before that loss. ... Rookie OF Steven Kwan is hitting .362 (25-for-69) this month. On the season, he is hitting .286. ... 2B Andres Gimenez, who was 2-for-3 with an RBI on Sunday, is hitting .357 this month (25-for-70) to raise his batting average to .318. ... 3B Jose Ramirez leads the AL with 63 RBI. Ramirez was 3-for-4 on Sunday and is hitting .303. ... In three one-inning appearances vs. the Twins this year, RHP Emmanuel Clase has given up one hit, walked none and struck out four, earning a save each time.