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Plouffe starts; Twins use fourth different lineup

Plouffe starts; Twins use fourth different lineup

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Plouffe starts; Twins use fourth different lineup
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Twins have yet to use the same lineup in four games this season, as Trevor Plouffe made his first start in right field against the Angels on Monday.

Joe Mauer also started at first base for the second straight game, as Ryan Doumit got the start behind the plate.

Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said it was important to get Plouffe's and Doumit's bats in the lineup with left-hander C.J. Wilson on the mound. And Gardenhire also didn't want Doumit to start in right field without getting a feel for the way the ball comes off the wall.

"He hasn't really seen right field here, and my thought was just to catch Doumit again, and put Joe out there [at first]," Gardenhire said. "And maybe give Dooms a chance to run around the outfield [pregame], just because I know the wind will be blowing and I know the sun can pop up out there. I thought that might be a little much to make him do it right away. So I'll give him a day to see it a little bit and maybe get back to normal in a few days. Plus, it gives Plouffe a chance to see a lefty."

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