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Twins Look For Second Straight Win Over Cleveland

The Twins' offense finally got themselves on track on Saturday against the Cleveland Indians, exploding for ten runs against Fausto Carmona and company. This marked the first time that the Twins had scored more than five runs in a game in this 2011 season.

Minnesota will be hoping for more of the same this afternoon at Target Field, as they'll take on the Indians in the finale of what was supposed to be a three-game series, but was shortened after rain caused Friday's game to be postponed.

The Twins will send right-hander Carl Pavano (1-2, 5.47 ERA) to the mound this afternoon to take on the Indians, and Cleveland will counter with young Jeanmar Gomez (0-1, 10.54).

Minnesota was hoping to have left fielder Delmon Young back in the lineup for this afternoon's contest, but he is not in the starting nine for today. The lineup that the Twins will put on the field is as follows:

Denard Span, center field
Jason Repko, left field
Jason Kubel, right field
Justin Morneau, first base
Michael Cuddyer, second base
Jim Thome, designated hitter
Danny Valencia, third base
Drew Butera, catcher
Alexi Casilla, shortstop

Here's hoping that the Twins can get that second-straight win against the American League Central leaders and give themselves some positive momentum for the rest of the homestand. You can jump into the Game Thread over at Twinkie Town for some discussion, and be sure to check back here for the recap when everything is all said and done.

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