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Game 38 Lineups: Jake Peavy Gets the Start as Felix Doubront Gets Pushed Back

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The Red Sox finally pushed past the .500 mark over the weekend in Texas. Now they will try to close in on first place in the AL East when they visit the Minnesota Twins for the opener of a three-game series on Tuesday.

RED SOX (19-18)
1. Dustin Pedroia (R) 2B
2. Shane Victorino (R) RF
3. David Ortiz (L) DH
4. Mike Napoli (R) 1B
5. Grady Sizemore (L) LF
6. A.J. Pierzynski (L) C
7. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS
8. Will Middlebrooks (R) 3B
9. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) CF
SP: RHP Jake Peavy (R) (1-1, 3.09 ERA)

TWINS (17-19)
1. Brian Dozier (R) 2B
2. Joe Mauer (L) 1B
3. Trevor Plouffe (R) 3B
4. Jason Kubel (L) LF
5. Kurt Suzuki (R) C
6. Chris Parmelee (L) RF
7. Eduardo Nunez (R) DH
8. Eduardo Escobar (S) SS
9. Danny Santana (S) CF
SP Ricky Nolasco (R) (2-3, 5.64 ERA)

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Game time: 8:10 p.m.

Location: Target Field, Minneapolis

TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI (93.7 FM) / WCEC (1490 AM Spanish)

Notes: Felix Doubront was scheduled to pitch tonight but the Red Sox called an audible and are going with Peavy tonight, Doubront on Wednesday night... Peavy is 7-3, 2.84 in 13 career starts against the Twins. In two starts against Minnesota last season as a member of the White Sox, Peavy allowed three runs over 14 innings and struck out 15... Nolasco has gone 2-2 with a 5.24 ERA in four career starts against the Red Sox and pitched eight scoreless innings against Boston as a member of the Dodgers in LA last season, giving up two hits, striking out six, without issuing a walk... Shane Victorino is 8-for-22 with two home runs in his last five games against the Twins.... Joe Mauer is 10-for-32 off Peavy with a homer and has batted .370 in his last six games against Boston... Dustin Pedroia is batting .414 in 22 career games in Minnesota... A win tonight would give the Red Sox their first winning streak of at least three games this season...The Sox have won back-to-back contests seven times in 2014... Last year the Sox won 4-of-7 against the Twins, taking a seventh straight season series (2007-13) for the first time in the history of these franchises... Boston is 9-3 (.750) all-time at Target Field, Boston’s best road record at an AL park since it opened in 2010.