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Twins Vs. Phillies Preview: Minnesota Looking To Rebound After Tough Loss

The Minnesota Twins are looking to put behind them the 9-8 loss they suffered Wednesday night against the Philadelphia Phillies. The Twins are looking to avoid their first back-to-back loses since late May.

Taking the mound for the Twins is Scott Diamond who has been pitching extremely well this season, and he will attempt to slow down the Phillies offense. Diamond has won his past three starts and has not given up an earned run over his past two. For the season, Diamson has a minuscule ERA of 1.61 and a 5-1 record, and at home he is even better with 3-0 record with an ERA of 1.03.

The Phillies are starting Joe Blanton who has struggled this year with a 5-6 record and has an ERA of 5.40. For his career Blanton has struggled against the Twins with a career record of 4-4 and a 4.45 ERA.

Game time is at 8:10 p.m. and can be seen on Fox Sports North.

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