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Twins Vs. Athletics Preview: Minnesota Travels To Oakland

The Twins open a series in Oakland on Monday night.

May 26, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Brian Duensing (52) delivers a pitch during the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
May 26, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Brian Duensing (52) delivers a pitch during the sixth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The Minnesota Twins begin a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics on Monday night looking to put an end to their current five-game losing streak. The Twins are in the midst of a lengthy road trip through the AL West, which comes to an end in Texas this weekend.

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The A's come into this series winners of four in a row, which includes a sweep of Cleveland this past weekend.

The Twins are expected to start Brian Duensing (2-8, 4.69 ERA) on the mound, while the Athletics are set to go with Brandon McCarthy (6-4, 2.68).

Game Date & Time: Monday, Aug. 20, 9:05 p.m. CT

TV: Fox Sports North

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Minnesota. For more comprehensive coverage of this series, visit Twins blog Twinkie Town and A's blog Athletics Nation. And for more news, notes and analysis from around baseball, be sure to check out Baseball Nation.

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