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Twins Vs. Brewers: Minnesota Looks To Build On Two-Game Winning Streak

On Friday night, the Minnesota Twins (12-26) will begin interleague play when the team travels to Milwaukee to open a three-game weekend set against the Brewers (16-22). Although much of this early season has been difficult for the cellar-dwelling Twins, the club will be entering Friday night on the back of an impressive two-game sweep of their division rivals the Detroit Tigers.

Milwaukee has had a rough go of things themselves this year sitting a single game out of last place in the National League's Central Division. The team will enter Friday night on the back of a two-game losing streak and have lost four of their last five games.

The probable starters for Friday are Scott Diamond for the Twins and Marco Estrada for the Brewers. Diamond is 2-0 in two starts this season and has yet to allow an earned run (or any runs for that matter) in 14 innings pitched. He has a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 10-1 and has allowed only nine hits this season.

Estrada is 0-2 in nine games played (four of which he started). He has a 4.20 ERA in 30 innings pitched and has a strikeout-to-walks ratio of 27-6.

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