FOUR-GAME SERIES AT TARGET FIELD

Thursday 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Phil Hughes (9-6, 3.93 ERA) vs. LHP J.A. Happ (4-5, 4.27)

Friday 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

LHP Tommy Milone (5-2, 3.58) vs. RHP Taijuan Walker (7-7, 5.03)

Saturday 6:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM

RHP Kyle Gibson (8-8, 3.48) vs. LHP Mike Montgomery (4-4, 3.20)

Sunday 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3 FM

RHP Mike Pelfrey (5-7, 3.92) vs. RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (2-2, 5.10)

TWINS UPDATE

The Twins won two of three in Seattle in April, as they were emerging from a rough start to the season to build momentum that carried into May. … They also won the season series last year, winning five of seven games. … Trevor Plouffe is 1-for-11 against Iwakuma. … Aaron Hicks has reached base safely in 16 consecutive home games. During this homestand, Hicks is 10-for-19 with triple, home run and eight RBI. That's right, Hicks has driven in eight of the Twins' 26 runs during the homestand. … Eddie Rosario is 8-for-16 during the homestand. … The Twins' four-game home losing streak is their longest of the year. … Tommy Milone has held Nelson Cruz to a .188 batting average and Mark Trumbo to .111, but Franklin Gutierrez is 5-for-11 against him with a home run. … After this series the Twins head out on a seven-game road trip to Toronto and Cleveland.

MARINERS UPDATE

Robinson Cano had been heating up at the plate lately but suffered an abdominal injury Tuesday. Cano, who was injured while making a fielding play, had recently moved to the cleanup spot in the order and batted .371 with three home runs in eight games before suffering the injury. … Seattle, even with the great Felix Hernandez on the mound, lost on Wednesday to Arizona and was swept at home in the three-game series. … Iwakuma gave up six runs over 5 ⅔ innings on Tuesday in his most recent outing, struggling with command. … The Mariners entered Wednesday with 71 extra base hits in July, second most in the majors. … Seattle is 10-9 at Target Field, 24-25 on the road and 20-18 in one run games.

La VELLE E. NEAL III