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Brian Roberts - 2B

Nick Markakis - RF

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Melvin Mora - 3B

Kevin Millar - 1B

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Aubrey Huff - DH

Ramon Hernandez - C

Jay Payton - LF

Adam Jones - CF

Alex Cintron - SS

Garrett Olson - P

Miller was packed in ice today in the trainers room, as he received treatment for a sore right hamstring and left shin. Millar said he strained the hamstring about 10 days ago and has been running with a choppy stride to compensate for it. He fouled an Andy Pettitte pitch off his shin during Wednesday's game, leaving a pop tart-sized bruise.

I assumed it would be more round.

Millar won't concede that the hamstring caused him to slow up as he approached first base last night in the 12th inning, after Red Sox shortstop Julio Lugo bobbled his ground ball. Millar said he stopped as he hit the bag, rather than running through it, and it appeared that he slowed up. He also reminded us that he's painfully slow to begin with and put himself in exclusive speed-challenged company - Paul Konerko and Charles Johnson.

Bottom line: Millar doesn't want out of the lineup and said he knows his body well enough to tell that the hamstring will improve without rest. But manager Dave Trembley indicated that he'll soon rest Millar for a game, which sounds like a good idea to me.

Trembley was going to sit Millar Tuesday, decided against it and watched him hit two home runs.

Here are the Twins' starters for the series in Minnesota that begins Tuesday: Kevin Slowey, Glen Perkins and Boof Bonser.

Radhames Liz isn't scheduled to pitch for Triple-A Norfolk through Tuesday (Wednesday's starter is listed as TBA). The Tides are starting Ryan Bukvich tonight, Chris Waters Sunday, Jon Leicester Monday and Andy Mitchell Tuesday.

I'm predicting that Liz starts Tuesday in Minnesota. If I'm wrong, it won't be the first time.

Trembley said Matt Albers is still a consideration despite throwing three innings last night.

Meanwhile, Steve Trachsel will be in the bullpen tonight as the second long man, joining Lance Cormier in that role.

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