THREE-GAME SERIES AT ROGERS CENTRE
Monday, 6:07 p.m. FSN, 830-AM: LHP Adalberto Mejia (0-0, 9.00 ERA) vs. RHP Luis Santos (0-0, 7.88)
Tuesday, 6:07 p.m. FSN, 830-AM: RHP Jose Berrios (9-7, 3.68) vs. LHP Ryan Borucki (0-1, 3,52)
Wednesday, 3:07 p.m. FSN, 830-AM: RHP Ervin Santana (season debut) vs. RHP Sam Gaviglio (2-3, 4.59)
The Twins have lost their first series after the All-Star break for five consecutive seasons. They have lost nine in a row and 12 of 13 on the road and are 0-9 in stadiums with roofs this season, having been swept at Tampa Bay, Seattle and Milwaukee. And they are 11-29 in Toronto since 2006. The Twins went 0-7 at Rogers Centre over 2015 and 2016 before taking two of three there last August. Now-demoted CO Byron Buxton hit three home runs and had five RBI in the series finale. … OF Max Kepler’s home run Sunday extended his on-base streak to 14 games.
Blue Jays update
Marco Estrada was originally scheduled to start Monday, but he will instead make another minor league rehabilitation start as he works his way back from a strained gluteus muscle. Santos, a reliever who has made five appearances this season, will start, but Toronto plans to use a reliever relay to get through the game. … Borucki, from Mundelein, Ill., was the Blue Jays’ 15th-round pick in 2012. … Toronto lost four of its last five games before the All-Star break but swept the Orioles in three games over the weekend.
La VELLE E. NEAL III