DH batting eighth, first baseman batting ninth? (Game 69 vs Padres)

MINNEAPOLIS — It’s not every day you see the designated hitter batting eighth and the first baseman batting ninth.

But that’s exactly what the Twins are doing against the Padres tonight, as Rene Tosoni is the DH and is batting eighth, and Luke Hughes is at first and batting ninth.

Catcher Joe Mauer and shortstop Tsuyoshi Nishioka remain in the same order as last night, with Mauer batting third and Nishioka hitting seventh.

Padres (30-41)

1. Chris Denorfia, RF
2. Jason Bartlett, SS
3. Chase Headley, 3B
4. Ryan Ludwick, LF
5. Brad Hawpe, DH
6. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
7. Nick Hundley, C
8. Will Venable, CF
9. Alberto Gonzalez, 2B

RHP Tim Stauffer (2-4, 3.28 ERA, 3.11 FIP, 2.96 K/BB)

Twins (29-39)

1. Ben Revere, CF
2. Alexi Casilla, 2B
3. Joe Mauer, C
4. Michael Cuddyer, RF
5. Delmon Young, LF
6. Danny Valencia, 3B
7. Tsuyoshi Nishioka, SS
8. Rene Tosoni, DH
9. Luke Hughes, 1B

RHP Scott Baker (4-4, 3.55 ERA, 3.93 FIP, 3.39 K/BB)

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