• Hector Santiago has given up 23 earned runs in four starts with the Twins this month. He gave up the same number in 11 combined starts with the Angels in June and July before the trade.
• Strange story of the week: ex-Twin Danny Valencia reportedly got into an altercation with current A's teammate Billy Butler over an equipment endorsement.
The Twins are a combined 4-18 against the Tigers and Royals this season, but 8-5 against first-place Cleveland. They're singlehandedly making this a race, it seems. Tigers at Twins, 7 p.m., FSN.
"The weakest link on the Vikings is by far the O-line. Not enough upgrades in the offseason, for a team looking to make a push in the playoffs. It all starts with the O & D lines. If those are weaknesses, they will be exploited sooner or later."
"bodhisafa" commenting on startribune.com.
"Rob Antony #Twins GM just told us on the #frontoffice @MLBNetwork-Radio their priority this offseason will be a starting catcher."