Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said he decided to start Revere in right because Doumit is slated to catch on Sunday. He added that it wasn't because the Orioles are starting a right-hander in Tommy Hunter, as Doumit is a switch-hitter.
"Doumit hits left-handers too, so I just wanted to play Ben," Gardenhire said. "Doumit is also gonna catch tomorrow. [Tommy Hunter] kind of has some soft stuff. He has a good fastball, but he can flip some curveballs and changeups. And Ben has done pretty well against that. So it gives [Doumit] a chance to breathe, and gives another guy a chance to get in."
Gardenhire, however, wouldn't confirm that Joe Mauer will start at first base on Sunday with Doumit getting the start behind the plate.