Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (20-11)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (6-0, 1.01 ERA)
Pitching: RHP Vance Worley (0-4, 7.22 ERA)
Game time: 7:10 p.m.
TV/radio: NESN Plus/ WEEI.
Stat of the Day: The Red Sox are coming off a sweep at the hands of Texas, including a 4-3 loss Sunday in which their batters match a season high with 16 strikeouts.
Notes: This will be the first time Buchholz gets the ball since an allegation of cheating clouded his last start against Toronto ... Buchholz can match the best start by a Boston pitcher since 2007 as he tries to become baseball's first seven-game winner in the opener of this four-game set ... Fenway is the last stop on a 10-game road trip that will match a season long for the Twins (13-14), who started their travels 1-4 before a 4-2 win at Cleveland Sunday ... David Ortiz owns a 25-game hitting streak dating back to last season and has recorded an extra-base hit in 11 of his 12 games this year, including his fourth homer Sunday ... Ortiz is also hitting .335 in 47 career games against Minnesota, his original team ... Twins first baseman Justin Morneau is batting .500 with four doubles over his last five games against the Red Sox and .342 for his career ... Worley won his only career start against Boston, allowing one run, five hits, and two walks over seven innings for Philadelphia on June 29, 2011.