Tuesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Tyler Duffey (2-6, 5.56 ERA) vs. RHP Aaron Nola (5-6, 3.51)
Wednesday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Kyle Gibson (0-5, 6.06) vs. LHP Adam Morgan (1-6, 6.49)
Thursday, 12:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
LHP Tommy Milone (0-1, 5.79) vs. RHP Jerad Eickhoff (4-9, 3.49)
When they complete this series before heading on a six-game road trip, they will have played 17 of 20 games at home. The Twins are 5-9 at home this month. … C Kurt Suzuki has heated up, batting .344 with three doubles, two homers and eight RBI over his past nine games. That includes a home run off an 102-mile-per-hour fastball from Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman on Saturday. Since May 28, Suzuki has added 47 points to his batting average. … Manager Paul Molitor had Brandon Kintzler notch a four-out save Sunday, but Fernando Abad was warming up in the ninth if there was trouble. ... IF Eduardo Escobar has eight hits over his past five starts.
Philadelphia wasn’t expected to compete this year but rolled out to a 24-17 start. Then they began to play to those expectations; with Monday’s 3-1 loss to Arizona, the Phillies have lost seven in a row and 24 of 30. … Nola was the No. 7 overall pick in 2014 out of LSU and quickly became one of their top pitching prospects. He was 5-4 with a 2.65 ERA through 12 starts this season but has lasted just 6⅔ innings over his past two starts, giving up 10 earned runs. … Nola, Morgan and Eickhoff are facing the Twins for the first time. Eickhoff has a 2.13 ERA over his past four starts, but he did give up two homers in his last outing.
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