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Twins Vs. Tigers: Minnesota Seeks Sixth Win In A Row

The first two games of the series between the Minnesota Twins and Detroit Tigers have produced some fireworks on the scoreboard, with 6-4 and 8-6 results both going to the Twins. They'll have a bit of a challenge ahead of them if they want to keep the fireworks off the bat going on July 4 as they head into game three of the series to face Justin Verlander from the Tigers.

Verlander has not lost a game since 2010 when facing the Twins, though this will be his first appearance on the mound against them this season. He has an 8-5 record, 121 strikeouts and a 2.69 ERA, another solid start to the season from the Tigers ace.

Brian Duensing will be given the task of facing off against Verlander. Duensing is 1-4 with a 4.10 ERA so far this season. With a win tonight, the Twins will be able to push their winning streak to six straight games after taking three straight from the Royals and then the first two games from Detroit in this series. They will win the four game series as well with a victory.

The game will be at Comerica Park at 7:05 p.m. ET, assuming of course there isn't another rain delay like the one that stifled Tuesday's game.

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