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Twins Attempt To Put Controversy Behind Them

After a controversial 6-5 loss to the Detroit Tigers on Memorial Day, the Minnesota Twins will attempt to bounce back and snap their most recent losing streak on Tuesday night at Comerica Park.

The Twins lost on Monday due to a bad call by third base umpire Gary Darling in the bottom of the eighth inning that allowed Jhonny Peralta to score on what wound up being a ground rule double by Alex Avila that a fan had interfered with. Peralta should have been made to stop at third, but the umpires conferred and allowed Peralta to score what wound up being the winning run.  The loss was the second in a row for the Twins, and again dropped them to the worst record in Major League Baseball.

Tonight's pitching match-up will feature lefty Brian Duensing (2-5, 4.83 ERA) taking the mound for the Twins, with the Tigers sending righty Max Scherzer (6-2, 3.86 ERA) to the hill.

Thanks to a slight delay in getting this posted, they are already underway at Comerica Park, with the Twins holding a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second thanks to an RBI single by Delmon Young. Be sure to follow all of the action in tonight's Game Thread over at Twinkie Town, and we'll have your recap back here for you when everything finishes up in Detroit.

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