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Game 62: Twins at Rangers

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The Twins need to win a game. The game where Byron Buxton makes his Major League debut would be a good time to get that win.

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First Pitch: 2:05pm CDT


Radio: Go 96.3, TIBN, BOB FM
Know Thine Enemy: Lonestar Ball

Pre-game notes

  • Byron Buxton debuts today. Did you know? He'll bat ninth.
  • Eduardo Nunez bats fifth as the designated hitter. So that's still happening.
  • Phil Hughes was Minnesota's stopper of losing streaks in 2014. He hasn't been the same pitcher this year, but winning today would be huge for a club that's in something of a tailspin.

Today's Lineups

Brian Dozier - 2B Delino DeShields Jr. - LF
Eddie Rosario - RF Shin-Soo Choo - RF
Joe Mauer - 1B Prince Fielder - DH
Trevor Plouffe - 3B Mitch Moreland - 1B
Eduardo Nunez - DH Joey Gallo - 3B
Kurt Suzuki - C Elvis Andrus - SS
Shane Robinson - LF Leonys Martin - CF
Eduardo Escobar - SS Robinson Chirinos - C
Byron Buxton - CF Hanser Alberto - 2B
Phil Hughes - RHP Nick Martinez - RHP