Aug 8, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Kyle Gibson (44) throws the ball against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of their MLB baseball game at O.co Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports

Minnesota Twins Game 124: Lineups and First Impressions

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The Minnesota Twins are coming off dropping a series to the AL Central leading Kansas City Royals by a 3-1 total.  Tonight, they welcome in the Cleveland Indians for a three game series at Target Field.  The Indians find themselves at a crossroads, where another series loss could take them out of contention altogether, while the Twins look to stop a two game skid.

For the Twins, Kyle Gibson will take the mound.  He will be opposed by the former top prospect, Trevor Bauer.

Here is how both teams will take the field tonight:

Cleveland Indians (62-61)

Michael Bourn(L) CF

Mike Aviles(R) SS

Michael Brantley(L) LF

Carlos Santana(S) 1B

Jason Kipnis(L) 2B

Yan Gomes(R) C

Lonnie Chisenhall(L) 3B

Zach Walters(S) DH

Chris Dickerson(L) RF

  • Trevor Bauer P

Minnesota Twins (55-68)

Danny Santana(S) CF

Brian Dozier(R) 2B

Joe Mauer(L) 1B

Kennys Vargas(S) DH

Oswaldo Arcia(S) RF

Trevor Plouffe(R) 3B

Kurt Suzuki(R) C

Eduardo Escobar(S) SS

Jordan Schafer(L) LF

  • Kyle Gibson P

First Impressions:

  • Oswaldo Arcia finds himself sitting comfortable in the 5th spot while he continues to mash at the plate.  He has raised his contact numbers and his approach looks much better.
  • Kennys Vargas has done a great job out of the cleanup spot since his promotion, the Twins have to be excited about that.
  • Danny Santana is still in center field tonight, another day without a turn at short.

Game Details:

First pitch tonight is scheduled for 7:10 pm central time from Target Field.  The game can be seen on Fox Sports North or heard on the Twins Radio Network.

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