Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
LHP Pat Dean (1-2, 4.15 ERA) vs. LHP Adam Conley (3-3, 3.72)
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Ricky Nolasco (2-4, 4.93) vs. LHP Wei-Yin Chen (3-2, 4.25)
Thursday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Ervin Santana (1-5, 4.50) vs. RHP Tom Koehler (3-6, 4.50)
This is the Marlins’ third trip to Minnesota. They lost two of three at the Metrodome in 2002 and split a two-game series at Target Field in 2013. … They have won four of six and, at 30-27, are in third place in the NL East, four games behind Washington. They are 16-11 on the road. … Six regulars are batting over .300, but RF Giancarlo Stanton is batting .202, hit .174 in May, and has two home runs and three RBI in the past month. … The Twins will not face RHP Jose Fernandez (9-2), who has won his past eight starts, including a 1-0 shutout of the Mets on Sunday, and who owns a 2.29 ERA. But Conley no-hit the Pirates for five innings in his last start, Chen gave up one hit in six innings to Pittsburgh and owns a 2.96 road ERA and Koehler has a 2.97 ERA in his past six starts. … Chen went 3-1 with a 2.95 ERA in six starts vs. the Twins while with Baltimore. … All-Star 2B Dee Gordon, the brother of Twins prospect Nick Gordon, is serving an 80-game suspension for failing a PED test.
They are 9-18 at home and have lost 14 of their past 17 at Target Field. They last won a home series by taking two of three from Cleveland on April 25-27 … They are 2-5 in interleague play this year and 5-5 all-time vs. the Marlins. … Of the majors’ other 29 teams, 26 are closer to first place than the Twins are to fourth place (12½ games behind Detroit). … This is the second-worst start in team history; they started 13-43 in 1982. … They have used 52 batting orders in 56 games, and have not used any lineup more than twice. … They are batting .119 with bases loaded, worst in the majors, with just one extra-base hit. They are batting .118 with a runner on third base and two outs, and are 0-for-18 with bases loaded and two outs. … RF Miguel Sano is on the disabled list because of a hamstring strain and has not played in the past five games yet still holds a five-RBI lead (and a 13-strikeout lead) over any teammate.