We can stop searching for the reason the Twins have been so much better on the road (20-9) than at home (14-24): they're allowing 4.2 runs per game on the road and 6.1 runs per game at Target Field.
It's been feast or famine for the Twins against AL Central teams. They're a combined 4-12 against Cleveland and Detroit but 12-4 against Chicago and Kansas City. They'll welcome the White Sox for a series at Target Field starting Tuesday (7 p.m., FSN).
"Losing Cordarrelle Patterson will prove to be a big deal for the Vikes. He will return a couple to the house for Oakland and will be the league's best kick returner — again."
"redgrange12" commenting on startribune.com.
"Sources: Chicago's price for Jimmy Butler remains elevated, but Minnesota has assets and interest. Sides made preliminary contact this week."
— Adrian Wojnarowski, whose NBA reporting is as good as it gets.