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Game 32: Twins at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 6, 2011 03:15 PM

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Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (14-17)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis 3B
Ortiz DH
Drew RF
Lowrie SS
Crawford LF
Saltalamacchia C

Pitching: RHP Tim Wakefield (0-0, 4.08)

TWINS (11-18)
Span CF
Plouffe SS
Morneau 1B
Kubel DH
Cuddyer RF
Valencia 3B
Revere LF
Butera C
Casilla 2B

Pitching: RHP Scott Baker (1-2, 3.16)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI

Notes: You think the Red Sox are having a tough season? How about the Twins? They're last in the American League in batting average (.230), on-base percentage (.292) and slugging percentage (.323) while averaging a league-low 3.06 runs per game. That's what happens when Joe Mauer hasn't played since April 12 and Morneau is hitting .207. ... Wakefield is 14-6, 4.31 in 27 career appearances against the Twins, but 1-2, 7.20 in the last three seasons. ... Wakefield has thrown 88 pitches in the last five days, 76 in a start on Sunday and 12 in relief on Wednesday. ... Baker is 0-2, 4.35 in three career appearances against the Sox. Crawford (6 of 14) and Drew (4 of 9) have hit him well. ... Pedroia is 6 of 50 (.120) with no extra-base hits and 13 strikeouts in his last 12 games.

Stat of the Day: Ellsbury has hit safely in 14 straight games, the longest active streak in the American League. He is 21 of 60 in the 14 games. Ellsbury's longest career streak is 22 games in 2009.

Song of the Day: "Floater" by Bob Dylan.

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