Twins face A's, O's -- hope to pile up W's

The Twins kick off the second half of the season tonight with a seven-game homestand. Oakland is up first with a weekend series. Next week, Jim Thome gets another tour of Minneapolis as his new team -- the Baltimore Orioles -- face the Twins in a four game set.
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