Reporter | Minnesota Twins and MLB

Phil Miller has covered the Twins for the Star Tribune since 2013. Previously, he covered the University of Minnesota football team, and from 2007-09, he covered the Twins for the Pioneer Press.

A native of Pekin, Ill., Miller attended the University of Utah, and worked for 26 years at The Salt Lake Tribune, spending five years as assistant sports editor, and later as a reporter covering communities, college football and basketball, and the NBA's Utah Jazz.


Donaldson glad he spoke up as baseball toughens stance on pitchers

Josh Donaldson suggested MLB explore finding a way to make baseballs easier to grip without leaving it up to players. 'Let's get smart guys in a room,' he said.


Twins hapless from the start in 10-0 thumping by Seattle

J.A. Happ's first pitch landed a dozen rows up in the right field seats. He was gone after the fourth inning on a night when the Twins offense managed only four singles.


Luis Arraez returns to the lineup as Twins face Mariners

J.A. Happ pitches for the Twins, who lost the series opener on Monday night.


Buxton back with Twins, but Baldelli wasn't ready to play him Monday

Byron Buxton said he understood the manager's call, but after missing 35 games and a three-game rehab stint in St. Paul, it's getting hard to wait.


Familiar Twins script: Early lead, bullpen failure, another center fielder hits wall

The Twins marked pitcher Kenta Maeda's return by giving him an early lead, only to fall short because of several problems that have haunted them all year.


Maeda, coming off injured list, starts as Twins face Mariners

Luis Arraez was also activated, and Rob Refsnyder and Michael Pineda went on the IL as the Twins begin a three-game series in Seattle.


Cruz can't recall more dramatic walk-off, but will win spark more success?

As is typically the case for an underachieving team after an unexpected win, the discussion afterward was about whether this will change things.


Sudden life: Twins stun Yankees with bottom of ninth blasts by Donaldson, Cruz

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman had given up one run all season until Josh Donaldson smashed a game-tying home run and Nelson Cruz added the game winner.


Another outfield injury for Twins forces Gordon back out to center

Alex Kirilloff sprained his ankle early, and left Thursday's game as a precaution.


J.A. Happ faces ex-teammates as Twins try to salvage series finale against Yankees

The teams meet at Target Field, where the Twins are 12-18 this season.