Worth noting

Twins reliever Samuel Deduno began his career in the Rockies organization and pitched in four games for the Rockies, two at Coors Field, late in the 2010 season.

The Twins only other trip to Coors Field was in 2008 when they lost two of three games. The Twins won two of three from the Rockies at the Metrodome in '03 and again at Target Field in 2010.

Due to the Twins' late arrival in Denver after their Thursday night game at Seattle, manager Ron Gardenhire kept left fielder Josh Willingham out of the lineup.

"We got in at 4 o'clock in the morning. He's 80 years old," Gardenhire joked. "No, 35 years old. I would have done it with [catcher Kurt] Suzuki, too. But I need a little offense in there, and Suzuk's swinging really well. Suzuki will get a day tomorrow."

Jack Etkin is a contributor to MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.