The Minnesota Twins (17-14) start a three-game series on the road tonight against the Cleveland Indians (18-15). Pregame Show comes your way at 5:30pm, and First Pitch scheduled for 6:10pm. Minnesota Twins Baseball, All Season Long, on 910 AM KCJB!!:):)!!
Game #2.....Saturday, 5/13.....Twins at Indians .....12:30pm / 1:10pm
Game #3.....Sunday, 5/14.....Twins at Indians.....12:30pm / 1:10pm
The Twins will start right-hander Ervin Santana, while the Indians will start right-hander Josh Tomlin.
Three things to know: By Jordan Bastian / MLB.com
• Indians left fielder Michael Brantley (sprained right ankle) and center fielder Lonnie Chisenhall (sore left index finger) were both out of the lineup on Wednesday in Toronto. Combined with the off-day on Thursday, manager Terry Francona was optimistic that both outfielders could return to the field on Friday.
• Twins second baseman Brian Dozier has been sidelined with a sprained left ankle since May 5, but is expected to be back in the lineup for Friday's opener in Cleveland. Dozier has hit 17 career homers against the Indians, marking his second-highest total against a team. Eleven of those have come at Progressive Field.
• Twins first baseman Joe Mauer has hit .400 with an .884 OPS in 27 career plate appearances against Tomlin. On the other side, Indians designated hitter Edwin Encarnacion has hit .308 with three homers and a 1.163 OPS in 34 career plate appearances against Santana.