TIPSHEET

Compiled by Ken Chia

KNOW THIS

Unless he makes a return later in his career, Jaime Garcia is the only Twins pitcher ever to win his first and only appearance with the team.

WATCH THIS

The Twins' slide coincides with the Indians finally playing like many had expected the defending AL champions to play all along. Cleveland opens a series at Boston in a potential postseason preview (6 p.m., ESPN).

RANDOM FANDOM

"The key to [P.J.] Fleck's rise as one of the game's brightest coaches is that he's not afraid to fail. Not afraid to make decisions that fly in the face of everything in the Coaching 101 manual and stand by them with unwavering conviction."

"meegwich" on startribune.com.

TWEETED

"'Hot takes are the easier, lazier way to cover sports.'"

— The Carolina Panthers, responding after Fox Sports' Colin Cowherd said "Running is the easier, lazier way to play QB" when criticizing Cam Newton.

@Panthers