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Game 80: Twins at Cubs

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Approaching the halfway point, the Twins look to get back on track.

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First Pitch: 1:20 PM CDT

TV: FSN

Radio: WCCO 830, TIBN


Know thine enemy: Bleed Cubbie Blue


Lance Lynn has been solid in his last 7 starts, going 41.1 innings, and striking out 40 batters with an ERA of 2.40. His mound adversary is Jon Lester, who is 10-2 with a 2.18 ERA. Hopefully Lynn can contain the Cubs offense, which has torched us for 24 runs in the first two games of this series.


Joe Mauer has 8 RBI in this series already; he had 7 RBI in his previous 26 games. Not that it means anything, it's just a fun stat.


I'll be at work for the start of the game, but should be there a couple hours into it. Hopefully we're winning by then.


Today's Lineups
















































MINNESOTA TWINS CHICAGO CUBS
Robbie Grossman - RF Ian Happ - CF
Eddie Rosario - LF Jason Heyward - RF
Eduardo Escobar - SS Ben Zobrist - 2B
Brian Dozier - 2B Anthony Rizzo - 1B
Logan Morrison - 1B Javier Baez - 3B
Willians Astudillo - 3B Kyle Schwarber - LF
Mitch Garver - C Willson Contreras - C
Jake Cave - CF Addison Russell - SS
Lance Lynn - RHP Jon Lester - LHP