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Twins 'Meet the Mets' In Interleague Action

After being swept out of Milwaukee by the Brewers to kick off the week, the Minnesota Twins (40-32) will look to finish their 9-game roadtrip and 2010 Interleague schedule on a positive note as they travel to New York to take on the Mets (41-31). Beating the Mets won't be an easy task for the Twins; they have the best home record in baseball and are 7-3 in their last 10 games. 

On the mound for the Twins will be the mysterious Kevin Slowey. After starting the month of June with two solid seven-inning starts in which he allowed just one run overall, Slowey lasted just 4.2 and 1.2 innings in his past two starts while surrendering 12 earned runs to opponents. Slowey will look to get back on track and stop the team's losing streak against a Mets team he's never faced. In 14 career Interleague starts, Slowey is 7-3 with a 4.15 ERA.

While Minnesota has wondered what type of outing to expect from Slowey so far this season, the Mets have known exactly what to expect from their game one starter, Mike Pelfrey. So far this season, the 26-year old righty has gone 9-2 with a solid 2.69 ERA while producing 10 quality starts in 14 outings. Pelfrey has never faced the Twins, but in nine Interleague starts he is 5-2 with a 4.96 ERA.

First pitch is at 6:10 CT on FOX Sports North. 

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