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.

Game 2: De Vries returns; Twins don Millers throwbacks

Posted by: Phil Miller under Twins game coverage Updated: June 30, 2012 - 4:16 PM

Thanks to Jason Gonzalez for helping out with our coverage for Game 1 of this doubleheader, a 7-2 victory for the Twins.

Game 2 will be televised on Fox (Ch. 9), and it's turn-back-the-clock time, as the Twins will be wearing Minneapolis Millers throwback uniforms, and the Royals will be wearing Kansas City Blues throwbacks.

Teams can now add a 26th player to their rosters for doubleheaders -- a new rule adopted this year -- and the Twins promoted Cole De Vries to make tonight’s start. They’ll have to cut somebody after the game, and barring an injury, it very well could be De Vries going back to Class AAA Rochester.

But this is another chance for the Eden Prairie native to perform in front of the hometown fans.

The Royals counter with Luke Hochevar, the No. 1 overall pick from the 2006 draft, who’s always up and down. The righthander enters this one with a 16 2/3 consecutive inning scoreless streak, after blanking the Astros and Rays in his previous two starts.

ROYALS (35-40)

1. Alex Gordon, LF
2. Yuniesky Betancourt, 2B
3. Mike Moustakas, 3B
4. Billy Butler, DH
5. Jeff Francoeur, RF
6. Eric Hosmer, 1B
7. Salvador Perez, C
8. Jarrod Dyson, CF
9. Alcides Escobar, SS

Starting pitcher: RH Luke Hochevar (5-7, 5.07 ERA)

TWINS (31-45)

1. Ben Revere, CF
2. Jamey Carroll, SS
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Josh Willingham, LF
5. Justin Morneau, DH
6. Trevor Plouffe, 3B
7. Chris Parmelee, 1B
8. Darin Mastroianni, RF
9. Alexi Casilla, 2B

Starting pitcher: RH Cole De Vries (1-1, 4.20 ERA)

Target Field. First pitch: 12:10 p.m. TV: Fox (Ch. 9). Twins Radio Network

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