NEXT UP IN THE WEEK AHEAD
At week's end the Twins were on the verge of clinching the AL Central title, but their four games in Cleveland this weekend should still have an edge. A total of 12 batters have been hit by pitches in their first 12 meetings. During the last series they played, in July, Minnesota's Torii Hunter fired a ball back at Indians righthander Danys Baez, who had drilled Hunter.
GOOD TO SEE YOU, TOM
Marlins catcher Mike Redmond is one of the few hitters happy to face Tom Glavine, who was tied for third the NL with a 2.80 ERA through Sunday. Redmond, a career .301 hitter, is 21 for 37 (.568) lifetime against the Braves lefthander. He's scheduled to take a few more cuts against Glavine in the second game of a four-game series this weekend in Florida.