Game 35: Twins at Red Sox

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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