CHICAGO — Joe Ryan will get to hit for the first time in the major leagues as the Twins rookie righthander pitches against the Cubs (6:40 p.m., BSN) at Wrigley Field tonight.

Ryan is 1-1 with a 2.12 ERA. He'll face Chicago's Kyle Hendricks (14-6, 4.81).

The Twins won the opener of the two-game series 9-5 last night.

Byron Buxton, hit on the foot by a pitch last night, will sit out, as will Jorge Polanco, who has been under the weather. Neither situation is serious.

The Twins open a four-game series against Toronto on Thursday at Target Field.


Luis Arraez, 2B

Brent Rooker, LF

Josh Donaldson, 3B

Max Kepler, RF

Miguel Sano, 1B

Nick Gordon, CF

Ryan Jeffers, C

Andrelton Simmons, SS

Joe Ryan, P


Rafael Ortega, CF

Frank Schwindel, 1B

Patrick Wisdom, 3B

Ian Happ, LF

Matt Duffy, 2B

Robinson Chirinos, C

Nico Hoerner, SS

Trayce Thompson, RF

Kyle Hendricks, P