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Game 35: Twins at Red Sox

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  May 9, 2013 02:45 PM

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Good afternoon. Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (21-13)
Ellsbury CF
Victorino RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Nava LF
Middlebrooks 3B
Drew SS
Ross C
Pitching: RHP John Lackey (1-1, 3.52).

TWINS (15-15)
Dozier 2B
Mauer C
Willingham LF
Morneau 1B
Plouffe 3B
Doumit DH
Arcia RF
Hicks CF
Florimon SS
Pitching: RHP Kevin Correia (3-1, 2.23).

Game time: 7:10 p.m.

TV/radio: NESN/WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Correia: Drew 12-52, Victorino 6-14, Ross 3-13, Gomes 1-6, Saltalamacchia 0-3, Pedroia 0-1.

Twins vs. Lackey: Morneau 8-23, Mauer 10-23, Carroll 0-4, Willingham 0-3.

Stat of the Day: Ellsbury had 32 home runs in 660 at-bats in 2011. He has five home runs in 451 at-bats since.

Notes: The Sox have lost two straight and five of six. But they are tied with the Orioles and Rangers for the best record in the American League ... Lackey is facing the Twins for the first time since April 14, 2010. He is 7-5, 3.68, in 15 career starts against Minnesota ... Correia has one career inning against the Sox. That came on June 16, 2007, at Fenway when he pitched the eighth inning for the San Francisco Giants ... The Sox have nine errors in the last six games ... Hot Sox: Saltalamacchia is 6 of his last 15 with four extra-base hits ... Drew is hitting .389/.439/.639 in his last 10 games with 10 RBIs ... Andrew Miller has thrown 5.2 scoreless innings and struck out 11 in his last eight outings ... Cold Sox: Ortiz has 2 RBIs in his last seven games ... Napoli is 5 of his last 26 with one RBI and no extra-base hits.

Song of the Day: "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" by Bob Dylan.

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