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.

Postgame: Hughes, Casilla and Cuddyer riding hot streaks

Posted by: Phil Miller under Twins game coverage Updated: June 13, 2011 - 10:10 AM

The Twins are 9-2 in their past 11 games after defeating the Rangers 6-1 on Sunday. This game was all about Francisco Liriano, but here's a look at some of their other players who are heating up:

* Luke Hughes is batting .414 (12-for-29) over his past eight games. He went 3-for-4 Sunday, and his two-out, RBI single in the first inning stood as the game's only run until the seventh inning.

* Alexi Casilla is batting .337 (32-for-95) with six stolen bases and 15 runs scored in his past 27 games. He went 2-for-3 Sunday, and his two-out, RBI single in the seventh inning stretched the lead to 3-0.

* Michael Cuddyer is batting .320 (31-for-97) with five homers and 18 RBI in his past 26 games. He drew two walks Sunday, and his three-run homer made it 6-0 in the seventh.


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