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Game 114: Red Sox at Twins

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 8, 2011 03:10 PM

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Here are the lineups from Target Field:

RED SOX (70-43)
Ellsbury CF
Crawford LF
Gonzalez 1B
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Saltalamacchia C
Reddick RF
Lowrie 3B
Scutaro SS

Pitching: RHP Tim Wakefield (6-4, 4.99)

TWINS (51-63)
Span CF
Plouffe 2B
Mauer C
Cuddyer 1B
Kubel RF
Thome DH
Valencia 3B
Young LF
Tolbert SS

Pitching: RHP Scott Baker (8-6, 3.01)

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: NESN, ESPN / WEEI

Notes: It's probably just a day off for Youkilis. The clubhouse is not open yet. ... For the third time, Wakefield will be trying for his 200th victory. He would be the 108th pitcher in history to reach that plateau. ... Wakefield is 14-7, 4.54 in 28 career games against Minnesota. ... Wakefield faced the Twins May 6, allowing eight runs on nine hits over 4 1/3 innings. ... The Sox are 3-1 against the Twins this season.

Stat of the Day: Carl Crawford is 9 of his last 10, raising his batting average from .240 to .260. He is hitting .316/.358/.434 since coming off the disabled list.

Song of the Day: "Minneapolis" by Bill Janovitz.

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