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.

Pavano headed to Minnesota for another MRI; Walters faces Indians tonight

Posted by: Phil Miller under Twins game coverage Updated: June 2, 2012 - 5:32 PM

CLEVELAND -- Carl Pavano will return to Minnesota on Sunday and have another MRI exam on his shoulder sometime early next week. The Twins will wait to adjust their pitching plans until they get the results.

After watching Pavano struggle again in Friday’s 7-1 loss, the Twins turn to P.J. Walters tonight, hoping he can keep his impressive string going. Walters is 4-for-4 in quality starts. The Indians counter with Josh Tomlin, who has three quality starts in six tries this season.

The game will be televised on Fox (Ch. 9).

I'll have more on Pavano and the Twins' reaction to Johan Santana's no-hitter in tonight's notebook.

TWINS (18-33)

1. Denard Span, CF
2. Ben Revere, RF
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Josh Willingham, LF
5. Justin Morneau, 1B
6. Ryan Doumit, DH
7. Brian Dozier, SS
8. Trevor Plouffe, 3B
9. Jamey Carroll, 2B

Starting pitcher: RH P.J. Walters (2-1, 2.96 ERA)

INDIANS (27-23)

1. Shin-Soo Choo, RF
2. Jason Kipnis, 2B
3. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
4. Jose Lopez, DH
5. Michael Brantley, CF
6. Casey Kotchman, 1B
7. Johnny Damon, LF
8. Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B
9. Lou Marson, C

Starting pitcher: RH Josh Tomlin (2-2, 4.99 ERA)

Progressive Field. First pitch: 6:15 p.m. (Central). TV: Fox (Ch. 9). Twins Radio Network

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