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: Nunez makes Twins debut at 3B

Posted by: Phil Miller under MLB Updated: April 17, 2014 - 4:55 PM

    If Ron Gardenhire had his way, the Twins would be in the fourth inning or so right now. After the Twins won Game 1, he said waiting three hours for the 6:10 p.m. start of Game 2 wouldn't be much fun.

    "I wish we could go out and play again in 30 minutes, just like in high school," the Twins' manager said. After all, once the second game ends, the Twins will bus to the airport for their flight to Kansas City.

    But that's not how modern major-league baseball works, so we wait and watch the grounds crew (and stadium cleaning crews) get the park ready for another game. Eduardo Nunez will start at third base in his first MLB game of the season.

    The lineups for Game 2:



Cabrera LF

Rasmus DH

Bautista RF

Encarnacion 1B

Navarro C

Lawrie 3b

Gose CF

Goins 2B

Diaz SS


McGowan RHP




Dozier 2B

Mauer DH

Colabello 1B

Kubel LF

Pinto C

Herrmann RF

Nunez 3B

Hicks CF

Escobar SS


Pelfrey RHP


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