TWO-GAME SERIES AT WRIGLEY FIELD
Both games at 6:40 p.m. on BSN, 830-AM
Tuesday: RHP Griffin Jax (3-4, 6.65 ERA) vs. RHP Alec Mills (6-6, 4.50)
Wednesday: RHP Joe Ryan (1-1, 2.12 ERA) vs. RHP Kyle Hendricks (14-6, 4.81)
The Twins (65-85) were idle on Monday after losing two of three in Toronto over the weekend. The Twins are 3-7 in their past 10 games. ... The Twins lost two games to the Cubs at Target Field on Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, falling to 8-10 in interleague games this season. The Twins scored only one run in those two games with the Cubs. The Twins won two of three games at Wrigley Field last September. ... C Mitch Garver, who has been sidelined since Aug. 25, is expected to rejoin the team in Chicago. … 1B Miguel Sano, who has hit three home runs in his past seven games, is one home run away from becoming the seventh player in Twins history with multiple seasons with at least 30 home runs.
The Cubs (67-83) were idle Monday after defeating the Brewers 6-4 Sunday in Milwaukee to end an 11-game losing streak to the Brewers. ... The Cubs are 3-7 in their past 10 games but are 15-14 since Aug. 27. ... The Cubs' two victories over the Twins at Target Field started a season-high seven-game winning streak. ... They are 39-36 in home games this season. ... 3B Patrick Wisdom hit his 27th home run on Sunday to break the franchise record for home runs in a season by a rookie. ... SS Nico Hoerner, who has been sidelined since July 29 with a right oblique strain, and RHP Keegan Thompson, on the IL since Sept. 3 with shoulder inflammation, were activated Sunday.