Monday, 6:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Ervin Santana (7-10, 3.58 ERA) vs. LHP Daniel Norris (2-2, 3.94)
Tuesday, 6:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Kyle Gibson (5-9, 5.34) vs. LHP Matt Boyd (5-3, 3.89)
Wednesday, 6:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Tyler Duffey (8-11, 6.13) vs. RHP Anibal Sanchez (7-13, 5.69)
Thursday, 12:10 p.m. • no TV, 96.3-FM
LHP Hector Santiago (11-8, 4.75) vs. TBA
They have lost 10 consecutive road games, the fifth-longest streak in franchise history. They are 24-44 on the road and 2-4 in Detroit. … They are 2-10 overall against the Tigers this year and have been outscored 71-43. … The fewest games they have ever won against the Tigers is three, done six times, most recently 1994 (3-3). This is the fifth time in six seasons they have lost the season series. … 1B Joe Mauer has hit 12 home runs at Comerica Park, more than any other road ballpark. … Santana is 9-3 with a 3.14 ERA in 17 career starts vs. the Tigers and gave up one run over seven innings in his only start against them this year. … 2B Brian Dozier has a 15-game hitting streak, one short of his career best, set earlier this season. He also needs only one home run to become the second player in Twins history to reach 40.
Detroit rode an 11-3 streak into playoff contention but has now lost four of five to fall two games out of the final AL wild-card spot. … The Tigers are seven games behind Cleveland in the AL Central but have seven games remaining with the Indians. But they are 1-11 against Cleveland this season. … They are 40-30 at home. … They are finally healthy again; only 3B Nick Castellanos (broken hand) is on the disabled list. … They remain undecided about Thursday because they are saving Justin Verlander, Michael Fulmer and Jordan Zimmermann for their weekend series at Cleveland. … 1B Miguel Cabrera has hit more home runs against the Twins (37) than any active player, and DH Victor Martinez has the second-most (26).