• 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."
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