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Atlanta Braves Look to Stay Hot, Host Minnesota Twins

May 20th, 2013 at 4:12 PM
By Cody Fields

The Atlanta Braves look to continue their three-game winning streak when the Minnesota Twins make their first trip that counts to Turner Field.

Other than a Spring Training in 2011, the last time the Twins were in Atlanta was for the Braves' Game 5 win of the 1991 World Series. The last time the teams met was in 2010, and all nine times they have met have been in Minnesota.

The Braves, who own a 4-5 all-time record against the Twins, are going in the exact opposite direction as their counterparts for the series. The Twins just finished a 2-7 homestand, while Atlanta swept the Los Angeles Dodgers in a three-game series over the weekend.

Julio Teheran will attempt to keep his streak of three runs or fewer allowed in four straight starts going. During said streak, he has thrown 25 1/3 innings with a 14-to-1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

That doesn't mean the Braves aren't without some slumps. Tim Hudson currently owns a 5.12 ERA this season and has given up 11 runs over his last two starts. Juan Francisco has also struck out in seven consecutive at-bats and in nine of his last 10.

Monday, 7:10 on SportSouth: Braves RH Julio Teheran (2-1, 4.57 ERA) vs RH Kevin Correia (4-3, 3.35 ERA)

Tuesday, 7:10 on SportSouth: RH Tim Hudson (4-3, 5.12 ERA) vs RH Mike Pelfrey (3-4, 6.57 ERA)

Wednesday, 12:10 on SportSouth: LH Paul Maholm (5-4, 3.83 ERA) vs RH Vance Worley (1-4, 6.20 ERA)

 

Photo credit: Keith Allison / Foter.com / CC BY-SA

Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Braves, Baseball, Juan Francisco, Julio Teheran, Minnesota Twins, MLB, Tim Hudson

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