The Twins and Orioles start a three-game series at Target Field today (6:40 p.m., BSN) in a matchup of the teams with the worst records in baseball (17-29).

Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz (wrist), utility man Luis Arraez (shoulder), second baseman Jorge Polanco (ankle) and outfielder Max Kepler (hamstring) are all out tonight.

John Means, who threw a no-hitter against Seattle on May 5, is on the mound for Baltimore tonight. Means is 4-0 with a league-leading 1.70 ERA. He's been one of the few bright spots for the Orioles, who also have American League RBI leader Trey Mancini.

Matt Shoemaker (2-5, 6.08) is the Twins' starter. In his career, Shoemaker is 37-22 with a 3.73 ERA in night games (85) and 8-16 with a 4.71 ERA in day games (35).

The Twins play Baltimore six times and Kansas City six times in the next 12 games.

The Twins have won their past 12 meetings with the Orioles. The teams haven't played since April, 2019. The Twins' last loss came on Opening Day 2018 when Adam Jones hit a walkoff home run off Fernando Rodney, but the Orioles have lost the last 12.

An extra-innings victory in Cleveland on Sunday gave the Twins a 3-2 road trip.


Cedric Mullins, CF

Freddy Galves, SS

Trey Mancini, DH

Anthony Santander, RF

Ryan Mountcastle, 1B

D.J. Stewart, LF

Maikel Franco, 3B

Chance Cisco, C

Stevie Wilkerson, 2B


RF Kyle Garlick

3B Josh Donaldson

1B Alex Kirilloff

C Mitch Garver

DH Miguel Sanó

CF Rob Refsnyder

LF Trevor Larnach

SS Andrelton Simmons

2B Nick Gordon