The Minnesota Twins and Milwaukee Brewers both continue to struggle, worsening records that were already two of the worst in baseball.
But each team's star - Joe Mauer and Ryan Braun - have done anything but struggle in recent meetings against each other's team. Each will look to get their respective clubs back on track Monday as Minnesota and Milwaukee meet in a four-game series, beginning with two contests at Miller Park.
The Twins (19-28) enter having lost 11 of 12 while struggling on the mound and at the plate. Their pitchers own a 6.11 ERA during that stretch and the offense has scraped together only 2.7 runs per game while batting .214.
Minnesota was limited to three hits and starter Mike Pelfrey was charged with five runs and five hits over 5 2-3 innings in a 6-1 loss at Detroit Sunday.
Despite an 0-for-4 performance Sunday, Mauer will try to give Minnesota a lift as he often has against Milwaukee. A .359 career hitter versus the Brewers, he's batting .456 with six three-...