Because of Monday’s day off, the Twins will juggle their rotation this week.

Ervin Santana will stay on his five-day schedule and start Thursday, which will be the series finale at Seattle. Kyle Gibson, who pitched Friday, will get an extra day of rest and start Friday when the Twins open a three-game series at San Francisco.

If the rotation stays on schedule after that, the move also sets up Santana to pitch twice during the homestand that follows, including on Sunday, June 18, when the Twins conclude a four-game series against Cleveland.

The Twins currently lead Cleveland by one game in the American League Central.

Despite his worst start of the season, against the Angels on Saturday, Santana is 7-3 with a 2.44 ERA.

Bumpy but effective

Righthander Jose Berrios has been dominant in some of his outings since being called up from Class AAA Rochester on May 13. But during the Twins’ 3-2 victory over the Angels on Sunday, he showed the ability to make a pitch to limit damage.

He gave up a run in the third inning when Eric Young Jr. was hit with a pitch to begin the inning and eventually scored on a double play. Berrios gave up a single to Kole Calhoun after that but struck out Yunel Escobar to end the inning.

His best work came in the fourth, when he gave up an RBI single to Ben Revere, then later loaded the bases with nobody out. He got Young to swing and miss at a curveball for the first out, then got Juan Graterol to hit into a double play.

Berrios pointed out that he wasn’t hit hard in that inning.

“Confidence,” Berrios said. “I have been comfortable in [scoring] situations, and I have been able to get out of the jams.”

Berrios improved to 4-1 with a 2.76 ERA, and he continues to show how much he has learned since last season.

“He was on the verge of being out of the game,” Twins manager Paul Molitor said, “and he ends up going a couple more [innings] after that.”

Either or

Eddie Rosario took Byron Buxton’s place in center field on Sunday instead of Max Kepler, who has made five starts there.

“Every day that Byron is not in there it gives me the option, either way,” Molitor said. “They both are handling it well.”

It allows him flexibility, too, as to where he can play Robbie Grossman, based on who is pitching and who is in the opposing lineup.

“Not trying to hide him,” Molitor said. “Just looking for the best combination to give you the best day, defensively, in the outfield.”

Rotation change

Because of Monday’s day off, the Twins will juggle their rotation this week.

Ervin Santana will stay on his five-day schedule and start Thursday, which will be the series finale at Seattle. Kyle Gibson, who pitched Friday, will get an extra day of rest and start Friday when the Twins open a three-game series at San Francisco.