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Twins Look For Longest Winning Streak Of Season In Boston

The Minnesota Twins go into this afternoon's game at Fenway Park riding a three-game winning streak, and they'll be taking on a Boston Red Sox team that has dropped three consecutive decisions.

The Twins took it to Boston last night, registering their second-highest offensive output of the season with a 9-2 victory over the Red Sox. Young shortstop Trevor Plouffe led the way for Minnesota with two hits, including a solo home run to start the scoring, and three runs scored.

No word yet as to whether or not Boston manager Terry Francona will be in the dugout for this one. Francona was ejected in the second inning of last night's contest after bumping umpire Angel Hernandez while arguing a balk call against Boston starter Tim Wakefield.

Clay Buchholz (2-1, 4.81 ERA) will be on the mound for the Red Sox this afternoon, while the Twins will give the ball to left-hander Brian Duensing (2-1, 2.91). For the discussion of the game, be sure to check out Twinkie Town's Game Thread, and we'll be back here with the recap when it's all said and done.

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