Three-game series at Tropicana Field
Monday, 6:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: RHP Jose Berrios (12-6, 3.80 ERA) vs. RHP Alex Cobb (9-9, 3.72)
Tuesday, 6:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: RHP Bartolo Colon (6-10, 6.25) vs. RHP Jake Odorizzi (7-7, 4.85)
Wednesday, 12:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM: RHP Aaron Slegers (0-0, 2.84) vs. LHP Blake Snell (3-6, 4.02)
The Twins, 36-28 on the road, haven’t had a winning road record since going 41-40 in 2010. They have won two of three in St. Petersburg each of the past three years. … Colon is 9-6 with a 4.07 ERA in 24 starts vs. the Rays, but he has faced them only once over the past five seasons. … 1B Joe Mauer, on a 12-game hitting streak that has raised his average to .303, has a career .392 average at Tropicana Field, his highest at any ballpark.
Back-to-back losses in Chicago knocked Tampa Bay four games behind the Twins in the AL wild-card race, with five other teams in the way. … They are 34-33 at home but only 7-14 there since the All-Star break. … 1B Logan Morrison hit six home runs on the Rays’ just-completed nine-game road trip. … RHP Alex Colome leads the AL with 41 saves and has converted his past 12 chances.