Monday, 6:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
LHP Hector Santiago (10-8, 5.16 ERA) vs. RHP Trevor Bauer (9-6, 3.88)
Tuesday, 6:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
LHP Andrew Albers (0-0, 4.32) vs. RHP Josh Tomlin (11-8, 4.70)
Wednesday, 6:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
LHP Pat Dean (1-4, 6.24) vs. RHP Corey Kluber (14-8, 3.07)
They have lost 10 games in a row, their longest such single-season skid since 2013 and four losses short of the franchise record set in 1982. Only three Twins losing streaks have been longer. … They are 24-41 on the road, including seven losses in a row. They are 5-2 at Cleveland, however, and have outscored the Indians there 54-36. … The Twins will start three consecutive lefthanders for the first time since July 4-6, 2012. … Albers will be making his first major league start since Sept. 26, 2013, a 6-5 loss to the Indians. He pitched a two-hit shutout of Cleveland on Aug. 12, 2013, his second MLB start. … 2B Brian Dozier needs one home run in the series to become the first Twin since Harmon Killebrew in July 1969 to hit a dozen home runs in one month. Dozier has 15 career homers vs. the Indians, more than any other team, and nine in Progressive Field, more than any stadium but Target Field.
They have lost five of their past six games, causing their lead in the AL Central to slip from 7½ games over Detroit to 4½. … Their 632 runs are third-most in the AL, but throw out Friday’s 12-1 victory at Texas and they scored a total of four runs in the other six games over the past week. … They are 39-24 at home, having won nine of their past 12 there, and with 19 home games remaining, they could challenge the stadium record of 54 wins, set in 1995. … Cleveland is 33-17 against AL Central opponents: 11-1 against Detroit, 9-3 against Chicago and 8-5 against Kansas City. But the Indians are only 5-8 against the Twins and have been outscored 77-65. … Kluber, the 2014 AL Cy Young Award winner, has lost three consecutive starts to the Twins. … OF Rajai Davis leads the AL in stolen bases with 33, and has been caught only four times, an 89.2 percent success rate that also leads the league.