Originally written on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 11/17/14
While the Minnesota Twins appear to be playing some of their best baseball, they're likely in for a tough test against a right-hander who hasn't lost in more than a month. The surging Twins look to match their season-best winning streak Friday night when they face the Seattle Mariners' red-hot starter Hisashi Iwakuma. Minnesota (23-28) took advantage of struggling Milwaukee by sweeping the season series for the first time in franchise history with an 8-6 victory in the finale Thursday. Joe Mauer, Brian Dozier, Ryan Doumit and Chris Parmelee each homered to lead the Twins to their fifth win in six games following a 10-game losing streak. "It's a totally different vibe, I'm going to be honest with you," said Dozier, who hit safely in each of the four games. Minnesota now hopes to win five in a row for the first time since April 15-23 while handing Iwakuma (5-1, 2.35 ERA) his first defeat since a 3-2 loss at Houston on April 23. Iwakuma, who is 3-0 with a 2.63 ERA with 40 strikeouts in...
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