Yes, the Twins remain hopeful that tonight's game will be played. We'll see what Mother Nature has to say about that. It has not rained as hard as some have predicted, and there looks to be a window to get some baseball in.


Miguel Sano's MRI on his left hamstring revealed no serious damage. But there definitely a strain, as manager Paul Molitor pointed out that the exam found internal bleeding, which is common for the injury. There's no timetable on his return yet, as the Twins will be very cautious with his recovery. "The one factor being that his hamstrings are different than most other people's.''

Pat Dean will start Tuesday against the Marlins, which means Phil Hughes is back in the bullpen. Ricky Nolasco is expected to start Wednesday, especially if tonight's game is played and everything remains on schedule.

Kyle Gibson will pitch on Sunday with Class AAA Rochester when it visits Louisville. If he comes through that OK, he's expected to enter the rotation next week.

As for tonight, the Twins expect to get the game started. But there's a chance of a delay (or two) before the night is over. This is Tampa Bay's only trip here this season, so there is a desire to get this one in. With tomorrow's game starting at 3:10 p.m., a day-night double dip is not possible.


Brandon Guyer, DH
Brand Miller, SS
Evan Longoria, 3B
Logan Morrison, 1B
Steven Souza, Jr., RF
Corey Dickerson, LF
Mikie Mahtook, CF
Taylor Motter, 2B
Hank Conger, C

Jake Odorizzi, RHP


Eduardo Nunez, SS
Joe Mauer, 1B
Brian Dozier, 2B
Trevor Plouffe, 3B
Robbie Grossman, LF
Byung Ho Park, DH
Max Kepler, RF
Kurt Suzuki, C
Byron Buxton, CF

Ricky Nolasco, RHP

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