STARTING STUMBLES

The Twins’ three-game losing streak, which has led to their division lead shrinking to one game, has primarily been because of poor starting pitching:

Tuesday, L 12-7 vs. Atlanta

Jose Berrios: 5⅔ IP, 9 H, 9 R, 9 ER, 4 BB, 7 K

Wednesday, L 11-7 vs. Atlanta

Martin Perez: 6 IP, 11 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 6 K

Thursday, L 7-5 vs. Cleveland

Kyle Gibson: 4⅓ IP, 4 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 6 BB, 2 K