Despite having the worst record in the American League, the Minnesota Twins will try to complete a three-game sweep of the Chicago Cubs when the teams wrap up their interleague series Sunday afternoon. Minnesota will face Chicago's veteran right-hander Ryan Dempster. The Twins will send left-hander Francisco Liriano to the mound en route to their fourth straight victory.
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Even the team with the worst record in the majors can jump up and bite you every now and then. The Chicago Cubs ended the Twins' four game winning streak with an 8-2 victory at Target Field Sunday. Minnesota managed just four hits through eight innings against Ryan Dempster of the Cubs. Meanwhile, Francisco Liriano saw his record fall to 1-7.
Duensing shines as fill-in starter, Twins sweep Indians 5-1
Brian Duensing took the mound in place of the newly-traded Francisco Liriano and pitched the Twins to a 5-1 victory over Cleveland. Justin Morneau's home run helped Minnesota complete a series sweep for the third time this season.
Twins take aim at sweeping the Tribe w/o Liriano
The Minnesota Twins have a chance to sweep the Cleveland Indians Sunday afternoon at Target Field after handing the tribe a couple of embarrassing losses. Right-hander Brian Duensing will step in for Francisco Liriano, who was traded to the Chicago White Sox. Ubaldo Jimenez will take the hill for the Indians. Twins Third baseman Danny Valencia is also back for the first time since being sent down to Triple-A Rochester in May.
Twins look to turnaround a dreadful August
The Twins will try to wrap up their road trip in Texas with a win Sunday afternoon after dropping their fifth straight game Saturday to the Texas Rangers. Right-hander Cole De Vries heads to the hill for Minnesota as the struggling ball club goes for only their third victory in the last 17 games. The Rangers will try to complete the weekend sweep with Scott Feldman on the mound.
Hot Twins aim to freeze out cold Cubs
While the Minnesota Twins continue to dig out of a dismal season start, the Chicago Cubs keep suffering difficult losses. The Cubs have a tough assignment Saturday when a surging Scott Diamond takes the mound at Target Field for the Twins, who could finally have Joe Mauer back in the lineup. Minnesota (23-34) remains in last place in the AL Central, but has won eight of 10.
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.
Twins hope to avoid fifth defeat, another sweep
The Minnesota Twins will wrap up their three-game series with the Milwaukee Brewers Sunday afternoon. The Twins will turn to right-hander Nick Blackburn to help the club snap their latest four-game losing streak and avoid being swept by the Brewers. Milwaukee will counter with former Cy Young Award winner Zack Greinke.
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