The Minnesota Twins are coming off what is easily the best stretch of the season, yet they are still buried in last place in the AL Central -- and by a full 3.0 games. The Twins, who have won four of their last five games, also still own the worst overall record in the majors at 14-27.
Strange, but the hole seems a little deeper now that the Twins have started climbing out. But at least they're going in the right direction.
P.J. Walters will start for the Twins in the series-opener. Walters has been solid in two starts this season, going 1-1 with a 3.65 ERA. It will be interesting, though, to see if he devolves into the pitcher who in 50-plus innings had a major league ERA of nearly 7.0 heading into the season.
The Sox will start Gavin Floyd, 3-4, who has 46 strikeouts in 52.2 innings so far this season.
First pitch Tuesday is scheduled for 7:10 Central.