Twins’ Casilla injures left ankle

Alexi Casilla left the Minnesota Twins game with a injured left

ankle.

Casilla scored from second base on a single by Joe Mauer in the

third inning against the Cleveland Indians. He appeared to jam his

left ankle in a slight collision with the left foot of catcher

Chris Gimenez, whose leg was extended to block the plate. Casilla

beat the throw by several feet, but slid anyway.

Casilla was replaced by Trevor Plouffe at second base in the

bottom half of the inning.

On Friday night, Casilla had a career-high four RBI in

Minnesota’s 7-6.