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.

Twins play two against the Tigers today at Target Field

Posted by: La Velle E. Neal III Updated: August 23, 2014 - 11:21 AM


We're here for a long day at the park as the Twins and Tigers play two games, one at 12:10 and the other at 7:10. Why is the second game at 7:10 instead of 6:10 (normally the Saturday start time)? They need to prepare the stadium for the second game. But today was supposed to be the day Chuck Knobluach was to be inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame. That event was canceled after Knoblauch was charged with assault in his hometown of Houston.

Despite using five relievers on Friday during the 20-6 rout of Detroit, Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said his bullpen is in pretty good shape heading into the doubleheader. Both Anthony Swarzak and Samuel Deduno are ready if needed early.

``We're hoping our starter pitches deep into the game in game one,'' Gardenhire said of righthander Yohan Pino. ``I think both managers are hoping that.''

Detroit skipper Brad Ausmus used six real relievers and shortstop Andrew Romine to get through the game. As a result, the Tigers have called up lefthanders Kyle Lobstein and Patrick McCoy in for today's game so they can have some fresh arms.

Oswaldo Arcia is not in the starting lineup for Game 1. His newborn son, Oswell Daniel, got sick last night and he spent the night with him at a local hospital. ``He got like one hour of sleep,'' Gardenhire said. Arcia is at the park, presumably sleeping, and should play in Game 2.

Game 1 is a makeup game from Apr. 27.
Detroit (68-58)

Ian Kinsler, 2B
Ezequuiel Carera, CF
Miguel Cabrera, 1B
Victor Martinez, DH
J.D. Martinez, DH
Nick Castellanos, 3B
Don Kelly, RF
Alex Avila, C
Andrew Romine, SS

Buck Farmer, LHP

Twins (57-70)

Danny Santana, CF
Brian Dozier, 2B
Joe Mauer, DH
Kennys Vargas, 1B
Chris Parmelee, RF
Eduardo Nunez, 3B
Eduardo Escobar, SS
Eric Fryer, C
Jordan Schafer, LF

Yohan Pino, RHP

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Washington 27
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Baltimore 0 1st Qtr 10:28
Houston 3
Detroit 0 1st Qtr 9:48
Chicago 0
Cleveland 0 1st Qtr 9:12
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Atlanta 3 1st Qtr 11:15
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Cleveland State 3
Oregon State 17 1st Half 11:12
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Coastal Carolina 12:30 PM
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Louisiana 16
Utah State 21 FINAL
Texas-El Paso 6
(23) Utah 45 FINAL
Colorado State 10
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Air Force 38
South Alabama 28 FINAL
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Portland State 30 2nd Half
Columbia 37
Tenn Tech 39 2nd Half 11:13
Morgan State 42
SMU 18 2nd Half
Auburn 35
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Hartford 35
Hofstra 34 2nd Half
Boston College 26
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Georgia Southern 29
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Bryant
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(1) South Carolina 9
Fairleigh Dickinson 16 1st Half 13:12
Brown 14
Buffalo 9 1st Half 14:18
Long Island 8
Bucknell 4 1st Half 16:39
Mount St Marys 8
Stony Brook 6 1st Half 14:52
Wagner 7
FIU 7 1st Half 16:22
Wofford 4
Duquesne 2 1st Half 17:09
Providence 5
Maine 15 1st Half 12:46
William & Mary 7
Alabama State 2 1st Half 15:53
Samford 8
TX-Pan American 3 1st Half 15:26
VA Commonwealth 4
South Dakota St 5 1st Half 17:42
Marist 9
Saint Josephs 10 1st Half 13:27
(5) Notre Dame 9
Radford 6 1st Half 16:33
Virginia Tech 7
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(4) Texas A&M
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Sam Houston St 1:00 PM
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IUPUI
(14) Maryland 1:00 PM
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Chattanooga
Princeton 1:00 PM
Monmouth
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Lehigh
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Binghamton
SC State 1:00 PM
Clemson
Fairfield 1:00 PM
Iowa State
Richmond 1:00 PM
Eastern Kentucky
Cleveland State 1:00 PM
Morehead St
Kent State 1:00 PM
Colgate
South Alabama 1:00 PM
UAB
Saint Peters 1:00 PM
Navy
Youngstown St 1:00 PM
Pittsburgh
NJIT 1:00 PM
Lafayette
Davidson 1:00 PM
Charlotte
Indiana State 1:30 PM
St Johns
Southern U 1:30 PM
Florida
Wright State 1:30 PM
Purdue
(19) Oklahoma St 2:00 PM
USC
Houston 2:00 PM
Texas Tech
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Tulsa
Dayton 2:00 PM
Vanderbilt
Northern Ariz 2:00 PM
New Mexico
UNC-Asheville 2:00 PM
USC Upstate
North Dakota 2:00 PM
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Western Ill 2:00 PM
Marquette
Elon 2:00 PM
(6) North Carolina
Ball State 2:00 PM
Western Ky
(8) Kentucky 2:00 PM
(13) Duke
New Orleans 2:00 PM
Alabama
Chicago State 2:00 PM
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Bradley
Ill-Springfield 2:00 PM
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(23) Iowa 2:05 PM
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Western Carolina 2:30 PM
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Portland 3:00 PM
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(19) Syracuse
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(2) Connecticut
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Howard 5:00 PM
Virginia
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