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Twins Vs. Rays: Minnesota Opens 3-Game Set Friday Night

The Minnesota Twins will begin a three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night.


On Friday night, the Minnesota Twins will host the first game of a three-game set against the Tampa Bay Rays, which will also kick-off a six-game home stand.

Despite the fact that the 2012 season has largely been disappointing for the Twins and that the club sits only a game out of last place in the American League's Central Division, the team has faired rather well as of late, winning six of nine in August. Coming off back-to-back series wins against the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox, the Twins could make it three-straight if they can find a way to win at least two games against the Rays.

Tampa Bay will be entering the series on the back of a three-game sweep of the Toronto Blue Jays and sit a half game out of a wild card spot.

The projected starters for Friday night are Cole De Vries for the Twins (2-2, 3.81 ERA) and Jeremy Hellickson for the Rays (6-7, 3.43 ERA).

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