First baseman Joe Mauer and second baseman Brian Dozier were also held out of the lineup, as Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he plans on mixing up the lineup now that they're facing a team that's not in contention. Chris Parmelee started at first base, while Doug Bernier made his first start of the season at second base.
"Those guys have been playing every day, so we're going to try to use these games to mix up the lineups," Gardenhire said. "[Josmil] Pinto will be in there catching tomorrow. So we're just going to mix in guys before we play four big ones against Detroit at the end. We'll throw our bullets at them as best we possibly can."
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