Phil Miller covered three seasons of Twins baseball, but that was at a different ballpark for a different newspaper. Now Miller returns to the baseball beat after joining the Star Tribune as the Gopher football writer in 2010, and he won't miss the dingy dome for a minute. In addition to the Twins and Gophers, Miller covered the Utah Jazz and the NBA for six years at The Salt Lake Tribune.

Ballpark clear of snow as Twins play doubleheader

Posted by: Phil Miller under MLB Updated: April 23, 2013 - 5:28 PM

UPDATE: Here are the lineups for Game 2, with the first-game hero moved up to third in the batting order:

MARLINS
Coghlan LF
Polanco 3B
Stanton RF
Dobbs DH
Ruggiano CF
Brantly C
Valaika SS
Mahoney 1B
Solano 2B

Nolasco P

TWINS
Dozier 2B
Mauer DH
Arcia LF
Morneau 1B
Doumit C
Parmelee RF
Escober SS
Hicks CF
Carroll 3B

Pelfrey P

  Ron Gardenhire had two lineups ready for today's doubleheader, one to face veteran Ricky Nolasco and one to face rookie righthander Jose Fernandez. At about 10:30 a.m., he found out which was which.

Marlins manager Mike Redmond decided to move Fernandez up to Game 1, the Marlins announced this morning, and Gardenhire has something close to his standard lineup to face him, with Joe Mauer catching, a Mauer-Willingham-Morneau middle of the lineup, and Oswaldo Arcia serving as DH.

The lineup for tonight's 7:10 p.m. nightcap will be significantly different, Gardenhire said, with Ryan Doumit catching. "We're going to try to get everybody in there," the manager said, since nobody has played much in the past week -- and there's another off day tomorrow.

Target Field is in remarkable shape, with huge piles of snow out on the plaza, but virtually none visible inside the ballpark. The seating area has been completely cleared; the only snow I see is in the planters along the outfield wall.

Here are the lineups for game 1, which begins at 1:10 p.m.:

MARLINS
Pierre LF
Polanco 3B
Stanton RF
Dobbs DH
Ruggiano CF
Mahoney 1B
Olivo C
Green SS
Solano 2B

Fernandez P

TWINS
Dozier 2B
Mauer C
Willingham LF
Morneau 1B
Parmelee RF
Plouffe 3B
Arcia DH
Hicks CF
Florimon SS

Correia P

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