Game 33: Twins at Red Sox

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (14-18)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Gonzalez 1B
Youkilis DH
Lowrie 3B
Cameron RF
Saltalamacchia C
Crawford LF
Scutaro SS

Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (2-3, 4.81)

TWINS (11-19)
Span CF
Plouffe SS
Morneau DH
Kubel RF
Cuddyer 1B
Valencia 3B
Tosoni LF
Rivera C
Hughes 2B

Pitching: LHP Brian Duensing (2-1, 2.91)

Game time: 1:10 p.m.

TV/Radio: FOX / WEEI

Notes: Fox figured they’d have two division leaders when they scheduled this game. Instead they get two favored teams struggling mightily. … Buchholz is 1-1, 6.57 in two career starts against the Twins. He faced them once last season, allowing two runs over eight innings on May 19 at Fenway Park. … Duensing is 0-0, 3.86 in two career relief appearances against the Sox totaling 2.1 innings. … Ellsbury has hit safely in 15 straight, the longest current streak in the American League. … The Sox are 8-9 at home and 3-5 on a homestand that has three games remaining. … The Twins have won three straight and the Sox have lost three straight. … The Sox have been outscored 25-5 in the losing streak.


Stat of the Day: Buchholz was 3-3 with a 3.82 ERA after six starts last season. He went 14-4, 1.95 the rest of the season.

Song of the Day: “I Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down” by Elvis Costello and the Attractions.

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