The Dodgers make their first visit to Minnesota since 2006, ready to battle the Twins in the first game of a three-game series Monday night at Target Field. Chad Billingsley gets the start for the Dodgers, while Nick Blackburn gets the call for the Twins. Here are tonight's starting lineups:
Dee Gordon has batted leadoff in all of his previous 12 starts, but as manager Don Mattingly noted over the weekend the speedster will hit lower in the lineup for a while as he adjusts to major league pitching. Gordon is in a 1-for-23 slump, and is hitting just .231/.254/.277 in 68 plate appearances to start his career.
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