Friday, 6:05 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Jake Odorizzi (0-0, 1.50 ERA) vs. RHP Nick Pivetta (0-0, 7.71 ERA)
Saturday, 1:05 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Michael Pineda (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. RHP Jake Arrieta (1-0, 1.50 ERA)
Sunday, 12:05 p.m. • FSN, 830-AM: RHP Jose Berrios (1-0, 1.84 ERA) vs. RHP Zach Eflin (1-0, 0.00 ERA)
The Twins (4-1) swept a pair in Kansas City and have won three in a row. … Odorizzi tied his career high with 11 strikeouts against the Indians on Saturday. … Pineda threw four shutout innings Sunday. … Utilityman Willians Astudillo is 6-for-9 with three RBI. … DH Nelson Cruz is hitting .333 with six RBI and has the team’s only home run. … CF Byron Buxton (back) should be OK to return to the field after injuring himself Tuesday in Kansas City. … RHP Blake Parker has saves in the past two games. … The Twins are fifth in major league baseball with a .265 team batting average.
Philadelphia (4-1) started the season with four victories. … The Phillies added OF Bryce Harper, shortstop Jean Segura, closer David Robertson, catcher J.T. Realmuto and OF Andrew McCutcheon and could be the team to beat in the National League. … The Twins will miss RHP Aaron Nola, who had 17 wins and a 2.37 ERA last season. … Eflin had a career-high nine strikeouts in six innings against Washington on Tuesday. … 2B Maikel Franco has three home runs and eight RBI and Harper has three homers and five RBI. … The Phils are second in baseball in slugging percentage (.527).