Tommy Milone enters today's game on a run of four consecutive starts in which he hasn't allowed more than two earned runs. He's also had three straight quality starts.

Now he has a chance to pitch the Twins to a series win over the Brewers and establish momentum going into Cincinnati on Monday.

``I don't think anyone is shocked or surprised that he can get himself in a pretty good groove,'' Twins manager Paul Molitor said. ``His track record at times in Oakland, he was real solid for long periods of time. We didn't see him totally healthy last year.

``For a guy who pitches around 88 miles an hour, he knows how to use what he has.''

Molitor admitted that he's thinking a lot about how to insert Ervin Santana into the rotation when he's returns on July 5. He stressed that no decision has been made. And while going to a six-man rotation has not been ruled out, it's unlikely.

Molitor said he has players in the lineup he considers regulars, and Eddie Rosario, ``is close to that right now for me.''


Twins

Brian Dozier, 2B
Eddie Rosario, CF
No. 7, 1B
Trevor Plouffe, 3B
Torii, RF
Kurt Suzuki, C
Eddie The Stick, LF
Tommy Milone, LHP
Danny Santana, SS

Brew Crew

Jean Segura, SS
Jonathan Lucroy, C
Ryan Braun, RF
Carlos Gomez, CF
Adam Lind, 1B
Aramis Ramirez, 3B
Hernan Perez, 2B
Shane Peterson, LF
Mike Fiers, RHP


 

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