By La Velle
Joe Mauer did not make the trip. He’s going to play in a minor league game where he can get as many at-bats as he wants. Plus he doesn’t have to put up with the bus ride – and traveling stunk today because of @$!% Florida traffic.
Twins: Tyner, Bartlett, Kubel, Winfree, Moses, Rabe, Heintz, L-Rod, Ortiz.
Pirates: Duffy, Wilson, Paulino, LaRoche, Bay, Eldred, Bautista, Castillo, Gorzlanny.