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Twins Vs. Pirates: Minnesota Looks To Start A New Winning Streak

The Minnesota Twins are attempting to get out of the cellar as they start a new series with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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The Minnesota Twins snapped a four-game losing streak on Sunday with a win in a 15-inning marathon against the Milwaukee Brewers. They will begin a three-game series in Pittsburgh that could start a new winning streak on Tuesday.

Scott Diamond (5-2) will take the mound for Minnesota, facing the Pirates' Kevin Correia (2-6).

Joe Mauer, currently second among catchers in AL All-Star voting, might have to sit out with a bruised right quadriceps muscle after being kneed by Milwaukee's Rickie Weeks on Sunday. He is listed as day-to-day.

Minnesota has won five of its last six against Pittsburgh, but the last time these teams faced one another was in 2009.

Pittsburgh has won four in a row at home.

Date/Time: Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 6:05 p.m. CT.

TV Info: Fox Sports North

Online streaming: MLB.tv

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