CLEVELAND -- It was raining when I landed this morning, and the forecast looked grim, but it's drying up now, so we'll see if the Twins and Indians can open this three-game series tonight.

The last-place Twins sit one game behind Cleveland in the AL Central. The Indians defeated Detroit on Sunday and wound up winning that season series 10-8.

This will be a big road trip for P.J. Walters, who is scheduledto  start tonight and then Sunday in Detroit. Walters is 0-2 with a 12.00 ERA in two starts since returning from his shoulder injury. The Indians counter with lefthander David Huff. 

TWINS (60-87)

1. Denard Span, CF
2. Ben Revere, RF
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Josh Willingham, LF
5. Justin Morneau, 1B
6. Ryan Doumit, DH
7. Trevor Plouffe, 3B
8. Jamey Carroll, 2B
9. Eduardo Escobar, SS

Starting pitcher: RH P.J. Walters (2-4, 6.70 ERA)

INDIANS (61-86)

1. Shin-Soo Choo, RF
2. Jason Kipnis, 2B
3. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
4. Carlos Santana, C
5. Michael Brantley, CF
6. Russ Canzler, DH
7. Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B
8. Casey Kotchman, 1B
9. Ezequiel Carrera, LF

Starting pitcher: LH David Huff (1-0, 0.00 ERA)

Progressive Field. First pitch: 6:05 p.m. (Central). TV: FSN. Twins Radio Network

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