Improving Twins try to take advantage of woeful Cubs

What happens when the team with the worst record in the American League takes on the team with the second-worst record in the National League? That's the Interleague storyline at Target Field this weekend when the Twins take on the Cubs.
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What happens when the team with the worst record in the American League takes on the team with the second-worst record in the National League? That's the Interleague storyline at Target Field this weekend when the Twins take on the Cubs.

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