Righthander Scott Baker said he's on his regular  between starts schedule after feeling just normal day-after soreness following his outing on Saturday. Baker said he was on a 75-80 pitch count on Saturday and ended up throwing 82 pitches. Baker had missed two starts with a soreness near his elbow.

About to head into Gardy's office for the pre-game presser. Will check back later with updates.


  • The Twins will stick with 13 pitches indefinitely.The guess here is that that they'll keep the extra arm through most of the upcoming road trip.
  • Denard Span still hasn't played nine innings in a minor league game yet as he eases his way into playing following his concussion. But Span did have two hits on Saturday.``The talk is getting him to the point where he is playing nine inning for four or five days in a row then seeing where we are at.'' Gardenhire said.
  • Gardy said he thinks once Joe Mauer found out he wouldn't hurt the team while playing first base he embraced playing there more. ``I think he's confident he can do it now,'' Gardy said. `So there are no issues.''
  • Gardy feels much better today after battling with viral and sinus infections in recent days. ``Yesterday actually was the first day I screamed at some of my coaches (in a while),'' he said.

Detroit's Victor Martinez is batting .382 against the Twins this year.. But he is catching today, and has thrown out just 19.4 percent of basestealers this season.

Tigers (53-47)

1. Austin Jackson, CF
2. Brennan Boesch, LF
3. Magglio Ordonez, DH
4. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
5. Victor Martinez, C
6. Jhonny Peralta, SS
7. Ryan Raburn, RF
8. Wilson Betemit, 3B
9. Ramon Santiago, 2B

Pitching: Rick Porcello, RHP

Twins (47-53)

1. Ben Revere, CF
2. Alexi Casilla, 2B
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Michael Cuddyer, 1B
5. Jason Kubel, RF
6. Danny Valencia, 3B
7. Jim Thome, DH
8. Delmon Young, LF
9. Tsuyoshi Nishioka, SS

Pitching: Francisco Liriano, LHP

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