TWO-GAME SERIES AT TARGET FIELD
Wednesday 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96. 3-FM
RHP Ricky Nolasco (3-5, 5.70) vs. RHP Marco Estrada (5-2, 4.03)
Thursday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Kevin Correia (2-6, 5.87) vs. RHP Wily Peralta (4-5, 2.73)
The Twins return for a quick five-game homestand before leaving on a nine-game road trip to Toronto, Detroit and Boston. … Thursday is Turn Back the Clock Night at Target Field. The Twins will wear the road powder-blue uniforms from 1984, while the Brewers will play as the 1980s Brew Crew. … Correia is 5-6 with a 4.57 ERA in 21 career games (12 starts) against the Brewers. Nolasco is 2-3 with a 7.58 ERA in eight starts against Milwaukee. … Outfielder Sam Fuld is expected to take early batting practice with the team Wednesday as he works his way back from a concussion. … Eduardo Escobar is batting .349 at Target Field.
Estrada is talented, his raw stats aren’t bad at all and he can strike out a few batters. But he’s given up 17 home runs and walked 20 batters in 67 innings this season. In five appearances, including three starts, Estrada is 0-2 with a 6.11 ERA against the Twins. … Peralta lost his only start against the Twins on May 27, 2013, giving up three earned runs on five hits and five walks over five innings. … Third baseman Aramis Ramirez is expected to come off the disabled list after missing more than three weeks because of a strained left hamstring.
La Velle E. Neal III