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Twins Eye Second Straight Series Victory

Twins Eye Second Straight Series Victory Click to Enlarge Photo: Christine Zalewski, Photos.com

Jun 27, 2012 at 8:56 am

MINNEAPOLIS (KNSI) – One day after getting shut down by Chicago White Sox starter Gavin Floyd for seven innings, the task is no easier for the Minnesota Twins Wednesday at 12:10.

Catch up on yesterday's action and today's news and notes with KNSI's original 'Two for Twins'

On perhaps the hottest day of the year so far, the Twins will face the hottest pitcher in the American League in the first half. Left-hander Chris Sale leads the junior circuit with a 2.24 ERA into play Wednesday and has racked up eight wins and lost just two times.

The Twins do however enter the game looking to win a second straight series and pursue an outside shot at returning to relevancy in the AL Central. A win over the front-running White Sox would pull the Twins back within 7.5 games of first place, the closest Minnesota has been since April.

Nick Blackburn, winner in his last start, and a nine time winner against Chicago in his career, will make the start for the Twins. Blackburn is 4-4 on the year with a 7.45 ERA.

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