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Yankees Vs. Twins Preview: Minnesota Welcomes New York To Target Field

The Minnesota Twins open a three-game series against the New York Yankees on Monday night.

CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 19: Starting pitcher Liam Hendriks #62 of the Minnesota Twins pitches during the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 19, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OH - SEPTEMBER 19: Starting pitcher Liam Hendriks #62 of the Minnesota Twins pitches during the second inning against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on September 19, 2012 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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The Minnesota Twins begin one last homestand on Monday when they open a three-game series against the New York Yankees. Minnesota will play its next six games at home and then finish up its 2012 season in Toronto.

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The Yankees enter the week with a tenuous hold on first place in the AL East, and they'll be looking to solidify their position with a strong finish.

The Twins will start Liam Hendriks (1-7, 5.88 ERA) on the mound, and the Yankees are scheduled to throw Andy Pettitte (4-3, 2.97). Hendriks is coming off his first win of the season, which came in a 6-4 slugfest over the Indians on Sept. 19.

Monday's Game Time: 7:10 p.m. CT

TV: FOX Sports North

For updates on this series, stay tuned to SB Nation Minnesota. For more comprehensive coverage, check out Twins blog Twinkie Town and Yankees blog Pinstriped Bible. For more news, notes and analysis from around the league, visit Baseball Nation.

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