April 21, 2012; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays center fielder B.J. Upton (2) is tagged out Minnesota Twins catcher Ryan Doumit (18) in the eighth inning at Tropicana Field. Tampa Bay Rays defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE
The Minnesota Twins will begin a three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.
Despite the fact that the 2012 season has largely been disappointing for the Twins and that the club sits only a game out of last place in the American League's Central Division, the team has faired rather well as of late, winning six of nine in August. Coming off back-to-back series wins against the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox, the Twins could make it three-straight if they can find a way to win at least two games against the Rays.
Tampa Bay will be entering the series on the back of a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays and sit a half game out of a wild card spot.