TWO-GAME SERIES AT TARGET FIELD
Monday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: RHP Ervin Santana (12-7, 3.28 ERA) vs. LHP Brent Suter (2-2, 3.04)
Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: LHP Adalberto Mejia (4-5, 4.30) vs. RHP Matt Garza (5-5, 3.68)
TWO-GAME SERIES AT MILLER PARK
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: RHP Bartolo Colon (3-9, 7.32) vs. RHP Brandon Woodruff (1-0, 0.00)
Thursday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: RHP Kyle Gibson (6-9, 6.03) vs. RHP Zach Davies (13-5, 4.18)
The Twins have been evenly matched with their Upper Midwest rivals of late; the teams are 15-15 since 2011. The Twins are 10-8 against the Brewers in Target Field and 22-23 in Milwaukee. … The Twins are 4-7 in interleague play. They have not posted a winning record vs. NL teams since 2009. … Santana is 0-2 with a 7.41 ERA in three starts against Milwaukee. … 2B Brian Dozier has homered at Miller Park in each of the past three seasons. … The only Twins on the 25-man roster to have recorded a victory for them against the Brewers are Kyle Gibson in 2015 and Ryan Pressly in 2013. … CF Byron Buxton has hit safely in 10 of his past 12 games. He is also 18-for-19 in stealing bases this season. … The Twins have shut out their opponents seven times, fourth most in the AL, while being shut out only twice, fewest in the majors.
They were in first place from mid-May to late July, but lost 11 of their first 16 after the All-Star break. But they have won three of their past four, and sit 1½ games out of first in the NL Central, a division they have not won since 2011. They have won only three division titles in their 47-year history. … They are 31-27 at home, and 11-5 in interleague play. … They lead the NL in stolen bases with 93, but have been caught 30 times. … 1B Eric Thames, who hit 11 home runs in April, is seventh in the NL with 25 homers, but only two since July 4. … Garza is 2-2 with a 2.43 ERA in five starts against the Twins, who drafted him in 2005. He has pitched in Target Field only once: In 2015, he held the Twins to one run over seven innings. … RHP Anthony Swarzak, another ex-Twin, was acquired in a July 26 trade with the White Sox.