Lineups and pregame updates

Here’s tonight’s lineups:

A’s — Crisp CF, Barton 1B, Suzuki C, Cust DH, Kouzmanoff 3B, Ellis 2B, Davis RF, Carter LF, Pennington SS; Gonzalez LHP.

Twins — Span CF, Hudson 2B, Mauer DH, Cuddyer 1B, Kubel RF, Young LF, Valencia 3B, Casilla SS, Butera C; Pavano RHP.

–Conor Jackson played nine innings with Single-A Stockton last night and will join Triple-A Sacramento tonight. Looks like his return is just around the corner. … Andrew Bailey had another good day of long toss, but still no word on when he’ll get on the mound.

That’s all for now. The essential news of the day was in my earlier post … First impression of Target Field is a strong one. It’s built on a very small plot of land and there’s a pretty cozy feeling inside. The stadium opens up in right field to display the downtown skyline. That always scores points w/me …

Joe Stiglich