Monroe gets nod over Kubel as DH

Posted on March 31st, 2008 – 2:39 PM
By Joe Christensen

Craig Monroe will start at designated hitter tonight, as the Twins face the Angels in their season opener at the Metrodome. Jason Kubel is on the bench.

“Tonight, I just wanted to see that guy [Monroe] out there,” Manager Ron Gardenhire said. “He’s been having a good spring, drives the ball and all those things. Put him out there tonight, and tomorrow might be a different story.”

Twins

1. Carlos Gomez, CF

2. Joe Mauer, C

3. Michael Cuddyer, RF

4. Justin Morneau, 1B

5. Delmon Young, LF

6. Craig Monroe, DH

7. Mike Lamb, 3B

8. Brendan Harris, 2B

9. Adam Everett, SS

Starting pitcher: RH Livan Hernandez

Angels

1. Chone Figgins, 3B

2. Gary Matthews Jr., DH

3. Vladimir Guerrero, RF

4. Garrett Anderson, LF

5. Torii Hunter, CF

6. Casey Kotchman, 1B

7. Howie Kendrick, 2B

8. Mike Napoli, C

9. Maicer Izturis, SS

Starting pitcher: RH Jered Weaver

Metrodome. First pitch: 6:05 p.m.

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