Funny what a couple wins — and a couple of Detroit losses — can do. At this moment, the Twins are just three games behind the Tigers, one behind the White Sox. This despite the lousy road trip.
Anthony Swarzak gets to stick in the rotation. Behind him, should anything happen to one of the the starters, is a void. The Twins aren't particularly impressed with any of their remaining Triple A starters (Kevin Mulvey, Phil Humber, Jason Jones being the three with the most starts now that Swarzak and Brian Duesning are in Minnesota).
* At least Glen Perkins bounced back Monday from his debacle in Oakland. His shoulder may not be completely pain free, but it's functional.