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.
The last-place Twins can pull into a tie with Cleveland for fourth place in the AL Central on Monday night, as the teams meet at Target Field in the finale of this four-game series.
The Twins are 2-1 so far in the series and have won nine of their past 11 games against the Indians.
Twins starter Samuel Deduno is 1-0 with a 4.09 ERA in two starts against Cleveland this year, and Justin Masterson is 1-2 with a 6.27 ERA in three starts this year against Minnesota.
Update: Chris Parmelee was in the original starting lineup for the Twins, but he's been scratched because of right groin soreness.
1. Shin-Soo Choo, RF
2. Michael Brantley, CF
3. Carlos Santana, DH
4. Russ Canzler, LF
5. Casey Kotchman, 1B
6. Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B
7. Cord Phelps, 2B
8. Brent Lillibridge, SS
9. Lou Marson, C
Starting pitcher: RH Justin Masterson (11-12, 4.84 ERA)
1. Ben Revere, CF
2. Alexi Casilla, 2B
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Justin Morneau, 1B
5. Josh Willingham, DH
6. Ryan Doumit, LF
7. Trevor Plouffe, 3B
8. Matt Carson, RF
9. Pedro Florimon, SS
Starting pitcher: RH Samuel Deduno (5-3, 3.66 ERA)
Target Field. First pitch: 7:10 p.m.. TV: FSN. Twins Radio Network
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