By Joe Christensen
Joe Crede is back in the lineup at designated hitter, as the Twins get ready to face Mark Buehrle, in his first start since throwing a perfect game.
Updates to come…
Update: Manager Ron Gardenhire has the flu and was unable to meet with the media before the game. Third base coach Scott Ullger said Gardy hopes to be on the bench for the game.
(*) Ullger said the Twins hope Crede can return to third base on Wednesday, depending on how he feels tonight.
(*) White Sox slugger Jim Thome is out with a sore back, and he likely won’t play Wednesday either, with the Twins throwing lefthander Francisco Liriano.
(*) The Twins plan to have Mark Grudzielanek join Class AA New Britain in time for Friday’s game, GM Bill Smith said. Grudzielanek went 1-for-3 today and played second base in a Gulf Coast League game.
Update: Gardy is on the bench. And the Twins unveiled their All-Metrodome Team:
The Twins unveiled their All-Metrodome team before Tuesday’s game.
Manager: Tom Kelly
Starting pitchers: Bert Blyleven, Brad Radke, Johan Santana, Frank Viola
Relievers: Rick Aguilera, Joe Nathan
Catcher: Joe Mauer
First base: Kent Hrbek and Justin Morneau
Second base: Chuck Knoblauch
Shortstop: Greg Gagne
Third base: Gary Gaetti
Outfielders: Tom Brunansky, Dan Gladden, Torii Hunter, Kirby Puckett.
DH: Paul Molitor
WHITE SOX (51-49)
1. Scott Podsednik, LF
2. Alexei Ramirez, SS
3. Jermaine Dye, RF
4. Paul Konerko, 1B
5. A.J. Pierzynski, C
6. Carlos Quentin, DH
7. Chris Getz, 2B
8. Gordon Beckham, 3B
9. DeWayne Wise, CF
Starting pitcher: LH Mark Buehrle (11-3, 3.28 ERA)
1. Denard Span, LF
2. Joe Mauer, C
3. Justin Morneau, 1B
4. Michael Cuddyer, RF
5. Joe Crede, DH
6. Brendan Harris, 3B
7. Carlos Gomez, CF
8. Nick Punto, SS
9. Alexi Casilla, 2B
Starting pitcher: Scott Baker (8-7, 5.04 ERA)
Metrodome. First pitch: 7:10 p.m. TV: FSN