La Velle E. Neal III has covered baseball for the Star Tribune since 1998 (the post-Knoblauch era). Born and raised in Chicago, he grew up following the White Sox and hating the Cubs. He attended both the University of Illinois and Illinois-Chicago and began his baseball writing career at the Kansas City Star. He can be heard occasionally on KFAN radio, lending his great baseball mind to Paul Allen and other hosts. Mark Rosen borrows him occasionally for WCCO-TV.

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.

Twins-Indians: Lineups

Posted by: La Velle E. Neal III Updated: August 19, 2014 - 7:07 PM


Phil Miller is covering today's game, but I got here first and was pleasantly surprised to see that the lineup sheet is out.

A couple quick notes:

With one more stolen base, Brian Dozier will become the sixth Twin to have a 20-20 season. Larry Hisle, Kirby Puckett, Marty Cordova, Corey Koskie and Torii Hunter (twice) are the others.

Michael Brantley is batting .342 with a .901 OPS against the Twins this season.

Indians (62-61)

Michael Bourn, CF
Mike Aviles, SS
Michael Brantley, LF
Carlos Santana, 1B
Jason Kipnis, 2B
Yan Gomes, C
Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B
Zach Walters, DH
Chris Dickerson, RF

Trevor Bauer, RHP

Twins (55-68)

Danny Santana, CF
Brian Dozier, 2B

Joe Mauer, 1B - sorry about the confusion
Kennys Vargas, DH
Oswaldo Arcia, RF
Trevor Plouffe, 3B
Kurt Suzuki, C
Eduardo Escobar, SS
Jordan Schafer, LF

Kyle Gibson, RHP

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Atlanta - LP: J. Teheran 2 FINAL
Philadelphia - WP: C. Hamels 9
Washington 0 FINAL
Miami 8
Boston 4 FINAL
Minnesota 4
Detroit 2 FINAL
Houston 3
Toronto - WP: C. Hynes 9 FINAL
Boston - LP: D. Hinojosa 7
Tampa Bay - WP: J. Norberto 3 FINAL
NY Yankees - LP: C. Whitley 0
St. Louis 5 FINAL
NY Mets 4
Los Angeles 4 FINAL
Kansas City 4
LA Angels 1 FINAL
Oakland 4
San Diego 8 FINAL
Chicago WSox 2
Chicago WSox 12 FINAL
Seattle 4
Cleveland 2 FINAL
San Francisco 5
Milwaukee 7 FINAL
Chicago Cubs 11
Arizona 3 FINAL
Cincinnati 0
Texas 4 FINAL
Colorado 10
Pittsburgh 3 FINAL
Baltimore 3
Detroit 78 FINAL
Charlotte 102
Philadelphia 93 FINAL
Washington 106
San Antonio 103 FINAL
Orlando 91
Indiana 87 FINAL
Boston 100
Brooklyn 100 FINAL
New York 98
Chicago 91 FINAL
Milwaukee 95
Dallas 135 FINAL
Oklahoma City 131
Sacramento 111 FINAL
Houston 115
Toronto 113 FINAL
Minnesota 99
Denver 84 FINAL
Utah 98
LA Clippers 100 4th Qtr 6:36
Portland 98
New Orleans 81 3rd Qtr 4:49
LA Lakers 62
Toronto 3 FINAL
Buffalo 4
Philadelphia 4 FINAL
Pittsburgh 1
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Anaheim 5
Colorado 0 2nd Prd 4:29
San Jose 0
Loyola-Chicago 63 FINAL
ULM 62
UCLA 69 FINAL
Michigan 65
Temple 58 FINAL
West Virginia 66

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