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Indians: Well, the Twins can’t blame their troubles on the San Juan trip. The Indians went 4-3 over their next seven games after facing the Twins in Puerto Rico. Offense, however, continues to be a problem. The Indians scored more than four runs just once during those seven games, as they rely on their talented pitching staff.

Royals: Righthander Jacob Junis (above) tied a club record Thursday when he gave up five home runs in one game to the White Sox. “You hear the old adage, solo homers won’t beat you,” manager Ned Yost said. “But I guess when they hit four of them they might.”

 

Tigers: Think the Twins have had it rough, weatherwise? Detroit has had seven games postponed already and has played two doubleheaders. It has made it hard to craft a pitching rotation or for anyone to get in a rhythm. The Tigers play a doubleheader against the Yankees in June, which isn’t ideal because it’s the same day as the MLB draft and Detroit has the first pick.

 

White Sox: Manager Rick Renteria was scheduled to rejoin the team Sunday after missing Friday’s and Saturday’s games because of the death of his mother. Services were in Austin, Texas. Joe McEwing, who interviewed for the Twins job before Paul Molitor was hired before the 2015 season, was the acting manager.