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: Perkins, Mauer, Dozier and Revere

Posted by: Phil Miller under Twins game coverage Updated: May 27, 2012 - 7:15 PM

I wrote about Matt Capps in the game story and P.J. Walters in the notebook. Here are some quick leftover notes from the Twins’ 4-3 loss to the Tigers on Sunday:

* Glen Perkins’ last pitch in the eighth inning was 98-mph. He said the hot weather helped give him more heat.

* Joe Mauer went 2-for-5 with an RBI double, leaving his average at an even .300.

* Justin Morneau went 0-for-5 and left seven runners on base.

* Manager Ron Gardenhire kept shortstop Brian Dozier on the bench to start the game -- giving the kid a chance to clear his head -- but inserted him on defense in the ninth, when Jamey Carroll moved from shortstop to third base, replacing Trevor Plouffe.

* Ben Revere needs to bunt more, as shown in the third inning, when he bunted for a single and reached second base on third baseman Miguel Cabrera’s throwing error. But after Denard Span hit a leadoff single in the ninth, Revere went to put down a sacrifice bunt and popped out to Cabrera.

That's frustrating for the Twins, but overall, it was a good series for Revere, who went 6-for-14, raising his average to .291.


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