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Wetmore%27s+5+thoughts%3A+Game+of+catch+up The Twins had to play catch up after the first inning Monday. It didn't work, and they lost, 5-4, to Detroit. This column has thoughts on Kennys Vargas, Tommy Milone, Jordan Schafer and Joe Mauer's power outage. [Full Story]

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Touch 'Em All podcast: Leadoff hitter? On this episode of the Touch ‘Em All podcast, Phil Mackey and Derek Wetmore go over to good and bad from the week for the Twins. Should Joe Mauer start batting leadoff? [More]
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DetroitA. Sanchez (1-2)000
MinnesotaM. Pelfrey (1-0)000
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Team Leaders
Team Leaders
Avg:Joe Mauer.296
HR:Trevor Plouffe2
RBI:Joe Mauer9
SB:Shane Robinson2
Wins:Tommy Milone2
Saves:Glen Perkins5
ERA:Phil Hughes4.39
Standings
AL CENTRALWLPCTGB
Detroit146.700--
Kansas City136.6841/2
Chicago WSox89.4714 1/2
Minnesota811.4215 1/2
Cleveland612.3337
Sports Schedule
Tue
4/28
Wed
4/29
Thu
4/30
Fri
5/1
Sat
5/2
vs. DET
7:10pm
vs. DET
12:10pm
vs. CWS
7:10pm
vs. CWS
7:10pm
vs. CWS
1:10pm
Sports Schedule
# Name Age Ht. Wt. Pos.
80 Arcia, Oswaldo 6-0 210 OF
31 Burnett, Alex 27 6-0 210 RP
61 Burton, Jared 33 6-5 225 RP
30 Correia, Kevin 34 6-3 200 SP
21 Deduno, Samuel 31 6-3 190 SP
58 Diamond, Scott 6-3 220 LHP
18 Doumit, Ryan 6-1 220 C
20 Dozier, Brian - - SS
52 Duensing, Brian 32 5-11 205 RP
5 Escobar, Eduardo 26 5-10 173 3B
50 Fien, Casey 31 6-2 205 RP
25 Florimon, Pedro 28 6-2 180 SS
0 Fuld, Sam 5-10 - OF
35 Gardenhire, Ron 57 - - Mgr
44 Gibson, Kyle 27 6-6 207 SP
7 Guerra, Deolis 26 6-5 251 SP
72 Gutierrez, Carlos 6-3 230 RHP
12 Hermann, Chris 27 6-0 200 C
32 Hicks, Aaron 27 6-2 190 OF
45 Hughes, Phil 26 6-5 240 SP
49 Manship, Jeff 30 6-2 210 SP
7 Mauer, Joe 32 6-5 233 C
33 Morneau, Justin 33 6-4 233 1B
47 Nolasco, Ricky 32 6-2 223 SP
27 Parmelee, Chris 6-1 230 1B
37 Pelfrey, Mike 31 6-7 249 SP
90 Perkins, Glen 32 5-11 205 SP
43 Pinto, Josmil 34 5-11 210 C
24 Plouffe, Trevor 28 6-2 200 SS
1 Presley, Alex 29 5-10 190 LF
57 Pressly, Ryan 26 6-3 205 RP
22 Ramirez, Wilkin 29 6-2 231 LF
20 Roenicke, Josh 32 6-3 195 RP
8 Suzuki, Kurt 31 5-11 205 C
8 Suzuki, Kurt 31 5-11 205 C
32 Swarzak, Anthony 29 6-4 225 SP
56 Thielbar, Caleb 28 6-0 195 RP
59 Tonkin, Michael 25 6-7 220 RP
0 Walters, P.J. - - P
16 Willingham, Josh 6-2 230 OF
49 Worley, Vance 27 6-2 230 SP