FOUR-GAME SERIES AT TARGET FIELD
Friday, 7:10 p.m. FSN, 96.3-FM LHP Nick Turley (0-0, 9.00) vs. RHP Carlos Carrasco (6-3, 3.36)
Saturday, 1:10 p.m. FSN, 96.3-FM LHP Adalberto Mejia (1-2, 5.75) vs. RHP Mike Clevinger (2-3, 4.09)
Saturday, 7:10 p.m. FSN, 96.3-FM LHP Adam Wilk (0-0, 3.86) vs. LHP Ryan Merritt (1-0, 1.64)
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. FSN, 96.3-FM RHP Kyle Gibson (4-4, 6.79) vs. RHP Trevor Bauer (5-5, 5.85)
The Twins have not confirmed in what order Mejia and Wilk will pitch Saturday. … Brian Dozier has had an extra-base hit in three of his past four games. … The Twins are 2-4 against Cleveland this season, including 0-3 at Target Field. … They are 7-6 in June. … They enter the series having spent 48 days in first place in the American League Central. … Joe Mauer has a hit in 12 straight home games.
Merritt will be the 26th man Saturday, but the Indians have to make a corresponding move to add Clevinger to the roster. Clevinger can be really good at times — he took a no-hitter into the seventh inning at Houston on May 20 — but recently was sent to the minors. … It’s not clear who will pitch the first game of the doubleheader. … Edwin Encarnacion has raised his batting average from .199 to .246 in a 17-game span. … Righthander Danny Salazar (shoulder) is on the DL and is just starting a throwing program.
La Velle E. Neal III