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Twins Attempt To Win First Series In The Bronx Since 2001

The Twins haven't won a series against the Yankees in New York in the Ron Gardenhire era, and because of last night's rainout, they'll have the opportunity to do so today when the two teams do battle at Yankee Stadium this afternoon.

The Twins haven't won two straight games over the Yankees since June 1 and 2 of 2008 at the Metrodome. They haven't won two straight against the Yankees in New York since April 24 and 25 of the year 2000.

Carl Pavano was scheduled to get last night's start, but after last night's postponement, Twins' manager Ron Gardenhire has moved Pavano's start to Friday's home opener against the Oakland Athletics, which means left-hander Francisco Liriano will get the start this afternoon. He'll be matched up with the Yankees' A.J. Burnett

As far as the game that was rained out last night, there still has not been a make-up date announced. Playing a double-header today wasn't an option because the Twins, as I mentioned, are playing their home opener tomorrow against Oakland, and keeping them in New York even longer was not feasible.

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