Twins Vs. Pirates: Minnesota Looks To Start A New Winning Streak

MINNEAPOLIS - FILE: Joe Mauer #7 of the Minnesota Twins reacts after he strikes out against the New York Yankees during game one of the ALDS on October 6, 2010 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. According to reports April 15, 2011, the Twins have put Mauer on the 15-day disabled list because of leg weakness. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

The Minnesota Twins are attempting to get out of the cellar as they start a new series with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The Minnesota Twins snapped a four-game losing streak on Sunday with a win in a 15-inning marathon against the Milwaukee Brewers. They will begin a three-game series in Pittsburgh that could start a new winning streak on Tuesday.

Scott Diamond (5-2) will take the mound for Minnesota, facing the Pirates' Kevin Correia (2-6).

Joe Mauer, currently second among catchers in AL All-Star voting, might have to sit out with a bruised right quadriceps muscle after being kneed by Milwaukee's Rickie Weeks on Sunday. He is listed as day-to-day.

Minnesota has won five of its last six against Pittsburgh, but the last time these teams faced one another was in 2009.

Pittsburgh has won four in a row at home.

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 6:05 p.m. CT.

TV Info: Fox Sports North

Online streaming: MLB.tv

For more on the Minnesota Twins, check out Twinkie Town. More on the Pittsburgh Pirates can be found over at Bucs Dugout. More news and analysis on the baseball world can be found over at Baseball Nation.

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