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.

Extreme lineup makeovers: 11-inning edition

Posted by: Phil Miller under Twins game coverage Updated: May 10, 2011 - 12:00 AM

BOSTON -- This was the Twins Opening Day lineup:

1. Denard Span, CF
2. Tsuyoshi Nishioka, 2B
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Justin Morneau, 1B
5. Delmon Young, LF
6. Michael Cuddyer, RF
7. Jason Kubel, DH
8. Danny Valencia, 3B
9. Alexi Casilla, SS

This was their lineup (and current batting averages) at the end of Monday's 2-1, 11-inning loss:

1. Denard Span, CF (.298)
2. Matt Tolbert, SS (.164)
3. Alexi Casilla, PR-DH (.175)
4. Rene Tosoni, PR-RF (.179)
5. Danny Valencia, 3B (.229)
6. Michael Cuddyer, RF-1B (.250)
7. Ben Revere, LF (.071)
8. Rene Rivera, C (.000)
9. Luke Hughes, 2B (.245)

'Nuff said.

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