By Joe Christensen
I spoke to Terry Ryan before the game, and he reiterated what he said to La Velle yesterday: He doesn’t expect to make any trades before tonight’s 11 p.m. deadline for teams to set playoff rosters. One Twin we were curious about was Carlos Silva, but it doesn’t appear he’s getting moved.
Update: The Twins just announced that LHP Jason Miller has been outrighted off the 40-man roster and assigned to the Class AAA Rochester roster. They now have 38 players on the 40 man, counting Matt Macri, who came in the trade for Ramon Ortiz. This means they could add up to two players currently not on the roster (RHP Nick Blackburn? C Jose Morales? INF Matt Tolbert?) for September callups.
Royals lineup: David DeJesus CF, Esteban German 2B, Ross Gload 1B, Billy Butler DH, Alex Gordon 3B, Emil Brown RF, Tony Pena SS, Joey Gathright, Jason La Rue C. Starting pitcher: RH Kyle Davies.
Twins lineup: Jason Tyner LF, Jason Bartlett SS, Torii Hunter CF, Justin Morneau 1B, Michael Cuddyer RF, Jason Kubel DH, Chris Heintz C, Brian Buscher 3B, Alexi Casilla 2B. Starting pitcher: RH Matt Garza.
Metrodome. First pitch: 1:11 p.m.