Next Five

June 03, 2008|By ROCH KUBATKO

TODAY @Twins, 8:10 p.m., MASN2

Starters: Orioles' Radhames Liz (2008 debut) vs. Twins' Kevin Slowey (2-4, 3.38)

TOMORROW @Twins, 8:10 p.m., MASN2

Starters: Orioles' Daniel Cabrera (5-1, 3.60) vs. Twins' Glen Perkins (2-2, 3.90)

THURSDAY @Twins, 1:10 p.m., MASN

Starters: Orioles' Garrett Olson (4-1, 4.03) vs. Twins' Scott Baker (2-0, 4.09)

FRIDAY @Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m., MASN2

Starters: Orioles' Brian Burres (4-5, 4.87) vs. Blue Jays' Shaun Marcum (5-3, 2.63)

SATURDAY @Blue Jays, 1:07 p.m., MASN2

Starters: Orioles' Jeremy Guthrie (2-6, 3.58) vs. Blue Jays' A.J. Burnett (5-5, 4.32)

Twins update

Minnesota is a half game behind the Chicago White Sox in the American League Central after beating the New York Yankees, 6-5, last night. The Twins were ranked third in the AL in team batting average at .267, but their .980 fielding percentage was next-to-last. The roster has undergone significant changes since last season, with center fielder Torii Hunter leaving as a free agent and pitcher Matt Garza and shortstop Jason Bartlett going to the Tampa Bay Rays in the Delmon Young trade. The Twins went 7-0 last season against the Orioles, who haven't won a season series against Minnesota since 2002. Catcher Joe Mauer (.319) and first baseman Justin Morneau (.303) rank second at their respective positions in the latest AL All-Star voting. Young ranks second in the AL in outfield assists with seven, one fewer than Nick Markakis. Young is tied for first in triples (four) with Brian Roberts.

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