Twins Vs. Athletics: Cole De Vries Tries Again For Win No. 1

The Minnesota Twins will get another look at recent call-up Cole De Vries, who will try to notch his first career win Game 2 of the Twins' three-game series with the Oakland Athletics.

De Vries, who was called last week up amid a series of moves designed to bolster the Twins' maligned rotation, held his own in last Thursday's debut, but there is certainly room for improvement. The 27-year-old righty, who was 1-4 with a 4.24 ERA in the minors before getting called up, pitched 5.0 innings with four K's and three earned runs.

He'll go up against Jarrod Parker, who has been solid all season for Oakland. In six starts, Parker, a righty, is 1-2 with a 3.38 ERA. Six of the 12 runs he's given up on the season came in one start. And while every start of course counts, his ERA sans that debacle is under 2.1.

After Monday's win, the Twins are going for their second two-game winning streak of May. They are 11.0 games behind the AL Central-leading Cleveland Indians and 3.5 games behind fourth-place Kansas City.

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