• Outfielder Oswaldo Arcia, who has been out since suffering a bruised right knee during batting practice Monday, is available to pinch-hit, Twins general manager Terry Ryan said. Arcia took batting practice on Thursday without any issues and is expected to see action before the season ends on Sunday.
• The Twins set a franchise record when they were shut out for the 15th time in a 1-0 loss to the Tigers on Wednesday. The Twins have been shut out more than any team in the American League, as only the Marlins (18) and Braves (17) have been held scoreless more times this season.
• The Twins struck out 13 times against the Tigers on Wednesday and have now struck out 1,382 times, which ranks as the fifth-highest total in Major League history.
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