Twins rookie slugger Sano, closer Perkins out vs White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) The Minnesota Twins are without rookie slugger Miguel Sano and closer Glen Perkins for the game against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday.

Sano is dealing with a hamstring injury that doesn’t allow him to run. Perkins is bothered by back spasms for the second time in a week. Perkins, who is second in the American League in saves, won’t accompany the team on the road trip to Houston starting Friday.

Sano, who has 14 home runs in his first 50 major-league games, has played through the hamstring injury. But Minnesota manager Paul Molitor decided to rest Sano on Thursday.