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.

Hughes tries to give Twins 3 good starts in a row

Posted by: Phil Miller under MLB Updated: May 4, 2014 - 11:46 AM

    Ron Gardenhire opened his pregame press conference Sunday with a complaint -- why are the Wild playing a day game? Yes, Minnesota's baseball manager has a little playoff fever for its hockey team, but hasn't been able to watch much of the postseason.

    "I'm going to call and ask them to change things around," he joked.

    One thing he doesn't want to change: The Twins' two-game streak of solid starting pitching, which has eased the burden on the bullpen and made the games more competitive.

    "We're in a stretch where we're playing quite a few games in a row, so we need our starters to go" deep into games, he said.

    Phil Hughes has that responsibility today, and he's been up to it lately; he's allowed four earned runs in his last two starts, posting a 2.77 ERA.

    "Hopefully he keeps building on that," Gardenhire said. "It'd be nice to see our starters get on a roll. It sure makes the game a lot easier."

    Here are the lineups for today's series finale:

ORIOLES

 

Markakis RF

Machado 3B

Cruz LF

Jones CF

Weiters C

Hardy SS

Young DH

Pearce 1B

Schoop 2B

 

Gonzalez RHP

 

TWINS

 

Dozier 2B

Mauer 1B

Plouffe DH

Colabello RF

Kubel LF

Suzuki C

Fuld CF

Escobar 3B

Florimon SS

 

Hughes RHP

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