Twins righthander Ricky Nolasco left today's game in the second inning with an undisclosed injury and was replaced by rookie J.R. Graham.
Nolasco has a sore right ankle and will undergo a Magnetic Resonance Imaging exam today. The Twins should know the results in a day or so.
Trainer Tony Leo went to the mound with the count 2-1 to Russell Martin. Nolasco threw a few warmup pitches and decided to stay in the game. He gave up a single to Martin and a single to Chris Colabello before Leo went to the mound a second time.
Nolasco then left the game, having thrown 28 pitches. Graham entered with no outs and runners on first and third.
Will update here as soon as we learn of Nolasco's condition.
Glen Perkins got a day off yesterday, and it didn't hurt the Twins as Blaine Boyer came on in the ninth to pick up the save.
Today, Perkins flashed a thumbs up sign when asked if he was good to go today. So the major league leader in saves will be available if needed.
A win today, and the Twins will move to a season-high 11 games over .500. It will also be their fifth straight series win. In fact, the Twins have lost just one series this month, when they dropped two of three at Detroit.
It also would give them a 20-7 record in May, which would be just the second time in club history that it has win at least 20 games in May. The other time came in 1990, when Puckett and friends went 21-7.
There is danger lurking in the Blue Jays lineup as Twins righthander Ricky Nolasco goes for his sixth win of the season. Jose Reyes is batting .346 with four home runs against him. And Edwin Encarnacion is batting .357 with a homer.
The Blue Jays made a roster move today, placing former Twins minor leaguer Steve Tolleson on the DL with a left groin strain. Infielder Muneori Kawasaki has been called up from Class AAA Buffalo to replace him.
Jose Reyes, SS
Josh Donaldson, 3B
Jose Bautista, DH
Edwin Encarnacion, 1B
Russell Martin, C
Chris Colabello, LF
Ezequiel Carrera, RF
Kevin Pillar, CF
Ryan Goins, 2B
Drew Hutchinson, RHP
Brian Dozier, 2B
Torii Hunter, RF
Joe Mauer, 1B
Trevor Plouffe, 3B
Kurt Suzuki, C
Eddie Rosario, LF
Eduardo Nunez, DH
Aaron Hicks, CF
Danny Santana, SS
Ricky Nolasco, RHP