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Twins Vs. Blue Jays: Starting Lineups For Friday Night

The Minnesota Twins' four-game weekend set against the Toronto Blue Jays (18-14) didn't exactly get off to the best start on Thursday night, as they stumbled, 6-2 at Target Field. The Twins (8-23), who have dropped 14 of their last 17 games, are hoping to put an end to their current two-game slide, while Toronto looks to grab its third consecutive victory.

Here are the projected starting lineups for Friday night.

Toronto

1. Kelly Johnson, Second Base

2. Yunel Escobar, Short stop

3. Jose Bautista, Right Field

4. Edwin Encarnacion, Designated Hitter

5. Eric Thames, Left Field

6. Brett Lawrie, Third Base

7. Colby Rasmus, Center Field

8. Adam Lind, First Base

9. J.P. Arencibia, Catcher

Minnesota

1. Denard Span, Center Field

2. Brian Dozier, Short stop

3. Joe Mauer, Catcher

4.Josh Willingham, Left Field

5. Ryan Doumit, Designated Hitter

6. Trevor Plouffe, Third Base

7. Chris Parmelee, First Base

8. Darin Mastroianni, Right Field

9. Jamey Carroll, Second Base

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