The Twins and Tigers open a four-game series at Target Field today (7:10 p.m.) with Ervin Santana (0-1, 6.53 ERA) facing former Twins phenom Francisco Liriano (3-7, 4.42).
Santana is still trying to get on track after missing half the season following finger surgery.
Liriano was 12-3 with a 2.16 ERA as a 22-year-old rookie for the Twins in 2006 before a career of injuries made him a .500 pitcher. He's still only 34, but with his sixth major league team.
Lineups are posted. Tyler Austin will DH for the Twins and hit fifth. Johnny Field is in right and Max Kepler stays in center.