Twins catcher Joe Mauer is out of the starting lineup because of his sore left knee and remains day to day.

Minnesota manager Ron Gardenhire gave no indication that the injury could be more serious.

Mauer injured himself swinging in the sixth inning Sunday and left the game against Oakland. The reigning AL MVP sat out the start of Monday night's game against Cleveland.

The Twins began the day with a magic number of four to clinch the AL Central.

Twins outfielder Jason Kubel took batting practice, but was not in the lineup because of a wrist injury. Outfielder Denard Span returned after missing the last three games with shoulder trouble.