Sparkman (1-3) was handed the loss Saturday at Minnesota by allowing five runs (four earned) on five hits across five innings. He struck out three and walked two.

Sparkman looked good with a 4-1 lead through four innings, but the Twins rallied for three runs on three hits and an error to ultimately turn the tide during the fifth inning. The 27-year-old has a 4.01 ERA, 1.31 WHIP and 24:11 K:BB this season and lines up to face the Twins again Thursday.

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