Three-game series at Target Field

Friday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Phil Hughes (0-0, 5.40 ERA) vs. RHP Luis Castillo (1-3, 6.51)

Saturday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Jake Odorizzi (1-2, 4.50) vs. RHP Sal Romano (1-2, 4.78)

Sunday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Jose Berrios (2-2, 2.84) vs. RHP Tyler Mahle (1-3, 5.00)

Twins update

The Twins went 4-2 in their first homestand at Target Field, where they play their next six games. That homestand was supposed to be 10 games, but four were postponed by weather. They are 1-1 in interleague play, having split a pair at Pittsburgh. … The Twins are 11-10 all-time vs. Cincinnati, and 7-2 at home, with all nine games in the Metrodome; the Reds last played there in 2001. With this visit, only San Francisco and Washington have never played in Target Field. … With 407 career doubles, 1B Joe Mauer needs seven more to tie Kirby Puckett as the Twins’ all-time leader. … Hughes and Odorizzi each has one career start against the Reds. Hughes gave up four runs in 6⅔ innings at Cincinnati in 2014 and earned a victory, while Odorizzi allowed three runs in seven innings last season with Tampa Bay, and got no decision. Berrios has never faced Cincinnati.

REDS update

The Reds have lost 15 of 18. At a major league-worst 5-20, it’s the 137-year-old team’s worst start to a season ever over 25 games. … They were 3-15 when Bryan Price was fired as manager; his replacement, Jim Riggleman, is 2-5 since taking over. … They are 2-11 on the road, including five losses in a row. … They rank 13th in the NL in runs scored (84), and 14th in runs against (133). They have been shut out four times already. … 1B Joey Votto, second in NL MVP voting last season, is batting only .256 with three homers and a .363 on-base percentage and .337 slugging percentage. … 3B Eugenio Suarez (fractured thumb), who hit 26 homers with 82 RBI in 2017, returned from the disabled list Thursday. … None of their starting pitchers in this series has ever faced the Twins. … RHP Raisel Iglesias has three saves in four opportunities.

PHIL MILLER