Civale (10-3) was charged with the loss Tuesday against the Twins after allowing one run on three hits and a walk while striking out six over 4.2 innings.
Civale was making his first major-league start since June 21 after a two-and-a-half month absence due to a sprained finger. The right-hander tossed 78 pitches, including 52 for strikes. His only blemish on the night came from an RBI single by Andrelton Simmons in the fifth inning. During his three rehab starts, the 26-year-old compiled a solid 0.79 ERA and 0.71 WHIP over 11.1 innings. He'll look to get stretched out further during his next projected start Sunday against Milwaukee.