Buxton expected to rejoin Twins at ballpark they have never lost at
Two-game series at Petco Park
Tuesday, 9:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: RHP Jose Berrios (9-4, 3.76 ERA) vs. RHP Jhoulys Chacin (10-7, 4.22)
Wednesday, 2:40 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: RHP Ervin Santana (11-7, 3.37) vs. RHP Luis Perdomo (5-5, 4.76)
The Twins will add two players to their 25-man roster Tuesday after trading pitchers Jaime Garcia and Brandon Kintzler. One is expected to be OF Byron Buxton. The Twins were in sell mode after falling seven games back in the AL Central with seven losses in nine games. … Rookie CF Zack Granite hit in nine straight games before his 0-for-4 Sunday. … The Twins hit 17 home runs in July after hitting 37 in both May and June. … Berrios hasn’t made it out of the fourth inning in two of his past three starts.
San Diego is 0-5 vs. the Twins at Petco Park all-time. … All-Star LHP Brad Hand, a Chaska High School product, remains with the Padres, having not been traded. He hasn’t given up a run in his past 19 appearances and has 19 strikeouts in his past 12 innings. … OF Manuel Margot was named NL player of the week after going 14-for-28. … Chacin is 6-2 with a 2.06 ERA at home. … The Padres have the second-most hits and second- most runs in the major leagues since the All-Star Game.
La Velle E. Neal III