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Twins Vs. Cubs: Minnesota Looks To Complete Interleague Sweep Of Chicago

The Minnesota Twins will look to improve their winning streak to five games while completing a weekend sweep of the Chicago cubs when the two teams finish their three-game intereleague series on Sunday afternoon.

Third baseman Trevor Plouffe had a home run and double to knock in four runs as part of 16-hit offensive attack by the Twins in their 11-3 win on Saturday. Minnesota will try to keep the power on against Chicago on Sunday when they face Ryan Dempster (1-3, 2.59 ERA). The veteran right-hander has had some tough-luck starts this season with little run support, but he is coming off an impressive start in his last outing. Dempster shut out Milwaukee to earn his only win so far this season, allowing just three hits over seven innings.

Minnesota will try to keep rolling behind resurgent left-hander Francisco Liriano (1-6, 6.46 ERA). After starting the season 0-5 and moving to the bullpen, Lirano is 1-1 since re-joining the rotation and has given up just one run in his last 12 innings on the hill.

The game is scheduled to start at 1:15 p.m. CT and will be televised on Fox Sports North.

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