When Eduardo Escobar crossed home plate after blasting an upper-deck homer Friday night, he waved his arms, kissed his right palm, and waved at the sky, a tribute to his 79-year-old grandfather, who died of a heart attack.
With Adalberto Mejia on the hill Wednesday the Twins can clinch a spot in the wild card round with a victory in Cleveland. Back home, Miguel Sano took 60 swings as he attempts a comeback from last month's shin injury..
With Bartolo Colon on the hill, the Twins can clinch a postseason berth as early as tonight. But he is going to have to reverse recent outcomes if he's going to keep the Indians from going 30-2 over their last 32 games.
Max Kepler left Saturday's game after the first inning when he injured his left hip while fielding and throwing a Miguel Carbera single. Twins manager Paul Molitor does not believe the injusy is serious.
After beating Daniel Norris on Friday, the Twins are 24-23 against lefthanded starters this season. They face another one Saturday in Matthew Boyd - who presents a different challenge. Minnesota counters with Ervin Santana