TIPSHEET

Compiled by Ken Chia

KNOW THIS

If Cole Hamels hadn't had his Aug. 13 start scratched, the Twins would have faced every starting pitcher dealt to an AL contender in July (David Price, Scott Kazmir, Mike Fiers) except for Johnny Cueto.

WATCH THIS

The tennis version of the U.S. Open begins, with the night bill at Arthur Ashe Stadium (6 p.m., ESPN2) kicking off with Serena Williams vs. Vitalia Diatchenko. Don't tune in late, or the match might be over.

RANDOM FANDOM

"[Jerry] Kill's long term development approach is solid and will have long term results. We've waited for over 40 years for consistently good teams and are on the threshold of finally getting it."

Austinalum at startribune.com.

Weigh in on what you're thinking about to mrand@startribune.com

TWEETED

"The only thing bad about acknowledging a hat trick by throwing your hat? You lose your hat."

Dave Brown of CBSSports.com. Blue Jays fans threw their hats Saturday after Edwin Encarnacion's third homer.

@AnswerDave