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Twins Vs. Mariners: Starting Lineups For Game Three

The Minnesota Twins can't seem to string together quality wins. They have been losers in 16 of their last 19 games, and are riding a two-game losing streak, which includes a 1-0 shutout and a 5-2 loss at the hands of the Seattle Mariners. They're currently in the middle of a four-game set and have to right the ship immediately to get away with a split against them, and to avoid a sweep for the second time by Seattle in less-than 20 days.

Minnesota will send Samuel Deduno to the mound, sporting a 4-2 record. He'll be up against Jason Vargas for Seattle. They're both coming off losses, but Deduno gave up seven runs in his most recent outing and is much more of a "needs to bounce back" candidate.

As far as lineups go, Minnesota is generally sticking to what they've been putting out there, with Chris Parmelee being the only addition, replacing Darin Mastroianni. Below, we've got the full lineups for both teams.

Twins Lineups

1. Ben Revere CF
2. Jamey Carroll 2B
3. Joe Mauer DH
4. Josh Willingham LF
5. Justin Morneau 1B
6. Ryan Doumit C
7. Chris Parmelee RF
8. Trevor Plouffe 3B
9. Pedro Florimon SS

Mariners Lineups

1. Dustin Ackley 2B
2. Trayvon Robinson LF
3. Kyle Seager 3B
4. John Jaso DH
5. Justin Smoak 1B
6. Eric Thames RF
7. Miguel Olivo C
8. Chone Figgins CF
9. Munenori Kawasaki SS

Head over to Twinkie Town for more Twins news, and make sure to visit Lookout Landing for more Mariners coverage. Also check out Baseball Nation for even more analysis from around the league.

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