Twins Vs. Cubs: Chicago Visits Minnesota In Interleague Play

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 Chicago Cubs will travel to Minnesota to face the Twins in Interleague play starting on Friday.

It's a rare sight for the Chicago Cubs to play in Minnesota, but interleague play is bringing the Cubbies to Target Field for the first time starting on Friday for a three game series. They hadn't been to Minnesota since the Metrodome days in 2006 prior to this series.

Minnesota will send out P.J. Walters to the mound for the first game of the series. Walters has gone 2-1 with a 3.69 ERA so far this season. He'll face Travis Wood, he of an 0-2 record and a 4.56 ERA on the season. The Cubs and Twins have both struggled with their pitching this season en route to being two of the worst teams in baseball.

The Twins are also hoping to get Joe Mauer back, their slugging DH/Catcher has missed the past few games because of a thumb injury.

The game will be at Target Field at 8:10 p.m. ET.

For more on the Minnesota Twins, check out Twinkie Town. More on the Chicago Cubs can be found at Bleed Cubbie Blue, and more news and analysis on the world of baseball can be found at Baseball Nation.

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