The Twins have a nine-game losing streak, just as they did from May 7-16 this year, and if they lose again tonight, it will mark their first 10-game skid since they lost 10 straight from Sept. 9-19, 1998.

According to the Mariners game notes, 17 of the 29 players who will be in uniform for Seattle tonight weren't with the team when they were at Target Field for a three-game series, May 23-25.

I don't have the Twins numbers handy, but they're probably just as staggering.

Update: Scott Baker will be activated from the DL before tonight's game and available out of the bullpen.

Alexi Casilla is still having trouble with his hamstring, and it doesn't sound good for him returning this year.

Denard Span went through batting practice, and Manager Ron Gardenhire said if Span arrives at the ballpark feeling good again Wednesday, he'll be in the starting lineup. Span would not play a full nine innings, but he'd get a couple at-bats and get a chance to get his feet wet again.

Jason Repko is having concussion symptoms, after getting beaned Sunday, so he'll need to get cleared through MLB before he can return to action.

MARINERS (64-89)

1. Ichiro Suzuki, RF
2. Kyle Seager, SS
3. Dustin Ackley, 2B
4. Mike Carp, LF
5. Wily Mo Pena, DH
6. Adam Kennedy, 1B
7. Miguel Olivo, C
8. Alex Liddi, 3B
9. Trayvon Robinson, CF

Starting pitcher: LH Jason Vargas (8-13, 4.38 ERA)

TWINS (59-93)

1. Ben Revere, CF
2. Trevor Plouffe, SS
3. Michael Cuddyer, RF
4. Chris Parmelee, 1B
5. Danny Valencia, 3B
6. Luke Hughes, 2B
7. Brian Dinkelman, DH
8. Joe Benson, LF
9. Drew Butera, C

Starting pitcher: RH Liam Hendriks (0-2, 6.00 ERA)

Target Field. First pitch: 7:10 p.m. TV: FSN. Twins Radio Network

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