FOUR-GAME SERIES AT TARGET FIELD

Thursday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Jake Odorizzi (3-2, 3.34) vs. RHP Shane Bieber (MLB debut)

 

Friday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Jose Berrios (5-5, 3.67) vs. RHP Carlos Carrasco (6-3, 3.98)

 

Saturday, 3:10 p.m. • Fox Sports One, 830-AM: RHP Lance Lynn (3-4, 5.94) vs. RHP Trevor Bauer (4-3, 2.61)

 

Sunday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Kyle Gibson (1-3, 3.57) vs. RHP Mike Clevinger (4-2, 3.14)

Twins update

They are 10-11 at Target Field. … They went 1-9 against the Indians at Target Field last season, winning only the final meeting. … Over his past 162 games, LF Eddie Rosario is batting .301 with 33 homers and 43 doubles. … Their 4.44 bullpen ERA ranks 12th in the AL, but their 3.90 cumulative ERA among starters is fifth-best. They haven’t finished a season with a starter ERA that low since 1992 (3.86). … Closer Fernando Rodney has collected a save in eight consecutive appearances and has converted 11 of 14 opportunities this season. His 311 career saves rank 22nd in major-league history, tied with Tom Henke. He needs three more to catch Robb Nen for 21st all-time. … Through 50 games, the Twins’ team ERA of 4.12 is an improvement on last season’s 4.59, but their runs scored have declined from 4.60 per game to 4.04.

Indians update

After a slow start, they have won five straight games to reassert themselves in the AL Central, which they lead by five games. … They are 11-14 on the road but have won three of the past four. … With 265 runs, they are fourth in the AL in scoring, but their bullpen has collapsed. Last year, the pen’s 2.89 ERA was the best in baseball; this year’s 6.02 is worst in the majors. … They are without OFs Lonnie Chisenhall (calf), Tyler Naquin (hamstring), Brandon Guyer (neck), and Bradley Zimmer (ribs), LHP Andrew Miller (knee) and RHP Danny Salazar (shoulder). … RHP Shane Bieber was called up to start Thursday to give Trevor Bauer an extra day of rest.

PHIL MILLER