The Twins lost 5-1 at Seattle Sunday and were swept away in the 3-game series.  The Twins have lost 5 straight games.  Blake Beavan threw 5 1/3 innings with 7 hits and 1 earned runs to get the win and Sam Deduno allowed 5 hits and 2 earned runs allowed to take the loss.  Deduno also walked 6.  Trevor Plouffe drove in the lone Twins' run with a sacrifice fly and Ryan Doumit had 2 hits for Minnesota.

The Twins are 50-70 and will begin a 3-game series at Oakland at 9:05 tonight, pregame on WJON at 8:35.  Lefthander Brian Duensing (2-8) gets the start on mound and righthander Brandon McCarthy (6-4) toes the rubber for the A's.