THREE-GAME SERIES AT MILLER PARK
Friday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Trevor May (4-5, 4.03 ERA) vs. RHP Kyle Lohse (3-9, 6.30)
Saturday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Kyle Gibson (4-6, 3.35) vs. RHP Matt Garza (4-9, 5.48)
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
LHP Tommy Milone (4-1, 3.59) vs. RHP Mike Fiers (3-7, 4.39)
This is the first stop of a 10-day, 10-game road trip that continues in Cincinnati and Kansas City. The Twins are 14-18 on the road but have lost four of their past five. … They are 221-213 all-time vs. the Brewers and 48-39 since Milwaukee switched leagues in 1998. … They are 20-20 in Miller Park but 5-2 the past three seasons. They are 103-113 all-time in Milwaukee. … Manager Paul Molitor spent the first 15 seasons of his Hall of Fame career with the Brewers, who retired his No. 4 in 1999. … This is the start of a stretch of 17 consecutive days without a day off until the All-Star break July 13-16. … Closer Glen Perkins has six saves in seven opportunities against Milwaukee. He has converted all 23 of his save opportunities this year. … 1B Joe Mauer is 4-for-6 with two home runs against Lohse, his former Twins teammate. … Twins starting pitchers have provided quality starts in eight of their past nine games. May and Milone have done so in three of their four June starts, Gibson in only one of four.
Thursday’s 2-0 loss to the Mets was their ninth in 12 games. They have occupied last place in the NL Central since April 12, and only the Phillies have a worse record in the majors. … They have won only six of 20 series, but one was against the Twins; they took two of three at Target Field June 5-7, starting the same three pitchers as in this series. Garza gave up one run in seven innings, but fellow former Twin Lohse, who needs to beat the Twins to beat all 30 major league teams, gave up five runs in six innings. … They are 13-25 in Miller Park, the fewest home wins in the majors. … They rank 13th in the NL in scoring and runs against. … Francisco Rodriguez is 15-for-15 in save situations and owns a 1.00 ERA. His 363 career saves are ninth most in MLB history. … 3B Aramis Ramirez’s 372 career home runs rank fifth all-time among third basemen in MLB history. … Manager Craig Counsell is 20-29 since taking over for the fired Ron Roenicke on May 4.