Twins lose game, and Castro 17 May 18

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Dexter Fowler reached base four times and drove in two runs in his return to the lineup and the St. Louis Cardinals beat former starter Lance Lynn and the Minnesota Twins 7-5. Matt Carpenter had three hits after being demoted to seventh in the batting order, and Tommy Pham hit his eighth homer.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota catcher Jason Castro will miss the rest of the season following surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee. Castro tore his meniscus, was operated on by Dr. Richard Steadman and had been expected to be sidelined for four-to-six weeks. Minnesota says Steadman found damage to be more extensive than an MRI indicated. As a result, Steadman performed a meniscectomy to remove the cartilage. Twins chief baseball officer Derek Falvey said Castro’s rehabilitation will take 5-to-6 months.