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Game 32: Twins at Red Sox

Posted by Robert Burgess  May 6, 2013 03:26 PM

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Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (20-11)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Nava LF
Saltalamacchia C
Middlebrooks 3B
Drew SS
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (6-0, 1.01 ERA)

TWINS (13-14)
Dozier 2B
Mauer C
Willingham LF
Morneau 1B
Parmelee RF
Plouffe 3B
Arcia DH
Hicks CF
Florimon SS

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.

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