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KNOW THIS

Fun fact via Twins radio stalwart Kris Atteberry: Zach Duke, the relief pitcher recently signed by the Twins, has the exact same birthday as Joe Mauer — April 19, 1983. Now we just have to find out which one was born first.

WATCH THIS

The Timberwolves are 2-3 in the second game of back-to-backs this season. They’ll be tested with three sets of back-to-backs between now and Jan. 6, including Thursday’s back-end game at Milwaukee (7 p.m., FSN).

 

RANDOM FANDOM

 

“With better talent starting to arrive now, Fleck, like Pitino will win here there’s not a doubt in my mind. You don’t go from 1-11 to 13-0 if you can’t coach. Fleck CAN coach and he is a great recruiter.”

“kev5115” commenting on startribune.com.

TWEETED

“‘I made a statement and I have to back it up.’ Hue Jackson confirms he will make good on his promise to jump in Lake Erie.”

@Browns