The Twins have been scuffling all season and currently sit 8.5 games behind the White Sox in the AL Central with a 23-34 record. However, they were able to muster enough to top the Cubs in extra innings yesterday.
Here's the way the Cubs will line up against Scott Diamond:
1. Reed Johnson - LF
2. Starlin Castro - SS
3. David DeJesus - RF
4. Alfonso Soriano - DH
5. Jeff Baker - 1B
6. Joe Mather - CF
7. Steve Clevenger - C
8. Darwin Barney - 2B
9. Ian Stewart - 3B
Diamond boasts a 4-1 record and sparkling 1.86 ERA this season. Jeff Samardzija is on the hill for the Cubs, looking to improve on his 5-3 record and 3.13 ERA.
Sources have confirmed that kids really do say the darndest things.
In a spring training game Sunday afternoon, 6-year-old Brody Chernoff, son of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff, spilled the beans on his dad's prospective moves. Goated by announcer Todd Hamilton, Brody said that his dad was trying to keep Lindor in Cleveland for seven more years.
On one hand, Brody's honesty rivals a young Abraham Lincoln. Not even Adrian Wojnarowski could cultivate a source so honest and to the point. On the other, his dad probably is a little shocked that contract offer leaks are coming from his own family.
Either way, though, hearing that Lindor may be in Cleveland for a while is bad news for the White Sox. The 23-year-old stud shortstop has hit over .300 in his first two big-league seasons. So definitely not someone you want to have in your division for years to come. Oh, plus he's absolutely nasty with the leather.
Cubs fans know all about Lindor's talents, too. The shortstop hit .296 in his first World Series and was almost a key reason the Indians captured the crown. Almost!
Watch the hilarious exchange in the video above.