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2013 Game 41: Minnesota at Atlanta

I'm trying to imagine what it must be like to have a a tornado more than a mile wide with winds up to 300 miles per hour bearing down on you. The worst of the storm that devastated Moore, OK went south of where my Oklahoma City relatives live, and it's a bad one. Best wishes to everyone in the storm's path.

After a pretty miserable home stand against teams with stocking fetishes, the Twins take to the road for a little interleague play. The last time the Twins played the Braves in Atlanta the two teams were locked in an epic and immortal clash of talent and will to claim the world championship of baseball. This series doesn't promise to hold the same level of drama and intensity as that one.

To start this one off the Twins will trot Kevin Correia to the mound. With a a 4-3 record and a 3.35 ERA he's been as solid a starting pitcher as we have so far this year, and with all his time in the National League he should be able to avoid looking completely lost with a bat in his hand. The Braves send Julio Teheran to the mound tonight. Just 22 years old, Teheran has posted a 14-to-1 K/BB rate in his last 25 innings pitched, which would seem to indicate a decent level of control. We'll see.

Play ball!