Valencia back in the lineup (Game 71 vs. Giants)

SAN FRANCISCO — Third baseman Danny Valencia, who missed Sunday’s game against the Padres with soreness in his throwing arm stemming form a throw on Saturday, makes his return to action tonight against the Giants.

Joe Mauer is also back behind the plate after serving as designated hitter in Sunday’s game.

Also make sure to tune into SportsCenter on ESPNews at 8:40 p.m. CT, as I’ll be be calling in to talk about the Twins.

Lineups for 9:15 p.m. CT start at AT&T Park:

Twins (31-39)
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. Luke Hughes, 1B
8. Nishi, SS
9. Carl Pavano, RHP (4-5, 4.20 ERA, 3.88 FIP, 1.81 K/BB)

Giants (39-33)
1. Andres Torres, CF
2. Miguel Tejada, SS
3. Pablo Sandoval, 3B
4. Aubrey Huff, 1B
5. Cody Ross, LF
6. Nate Schierholtz, RF
7. Bill Hall, 2B
8. Eli Whiteside, C
9. Madison Bumgarner, LHP (3-8, 3.21 ERA, 2.92 FIP, 2.71 K/BB)


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