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Border Battle: Twins Head to Milwaukee

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It's not quite the rivalry that the Vikings and Packers take part in twice each winter, but the battle between the Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers is a rivalry nonetheless.

After the Twins took two of three games in a series between the two sides at Target Field back in May, the teams will meet up in Wisconsin for their second and final meeting of the 2010 season. 

The Twins enter the series on a two-game winning streak and as winners of their past two series against the Colorado Rockies and Philadelphia Phillies, respectively. Meanwhile, the Brewers enter the series as a sub-.500 team with a better record on the road (18-21) than at home (11-19). 

Taking the hill for the Twins (40-29) in the first game of the three-game series will be Scott Baker. In 12 career starts against the National League, Baker has had success, going 8-2 with a 3.81 ERA. This season, Baker has been inconsistent, posting quality starts in 7 of his 14 outings. 

Opposite Baker and on the mound for the Brewers (29-40) will be Chris Narveson. The 28-year old lefty started the season in the bullpen for Milwaukee, and will be making his 11th start since joining the rotation. Thus far as a starting pitcher, Narveson is 4-4 with a 5.55 ERA.

First pitch is at 7:10 CT on Fox Sports North

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.