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Game 52: Twins @ Indians

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First Pitch: 6:15 pm CDT
TV: FOX
Radio: Twins Radio Network
Know Thine Enemy: Let's Go Tribe

Supposedly Joe Mauer is going to get the start at catcher tonight, making it his first start there since Monday against the Athletics. In between, he had 3 days as the DH, so take your pick between Josh Willingham and Ryan Doumit as to who will be tonight's DH.

The Twins are starting P.J. Walters, who has been baffled many with his success this season. His change of luck has been behind an above-average .236 BABIP, leading to a batting average allowed of only .229 thus far. It's a good thing he's been keeping runners off the base paths, because he's still giving up homers like he's eternally pitching at Coors Field. Fun fact: Once Walters completes his 3rd full inning, he'd have reached a new career high for innings pitched in a single season (current high is 30 IP in 2010 with the Cardinals, this season he's at 27.1 IP).

Twins

  1. Denard Span, CF
  2. Ben Revere, RF
  3. Joe Mauer, C
  4. Josh Willingham, LF
  5. Justin Morneau, 1B
  6. Ryan Doumit, DH
  7. Brian Dozier, SS
  8. Trevor Plouffe, 3B
  9. Jamey Carroll, 2B

SP P.J. Walters

Indians

  1. Shin-Soo Choo, RF
  2. Jason Kipnis, 2B
  3. Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
  4. Jose Lopez, DH
  5. Michael Brantley, CF
  6. Casey Kotchman, 1B
  7. Johnny Damon, LF
  8. Lonnie Chisenhall, 3B
  9. Lou Marson, C

SP Josh Tomlin