Game 42: Red Sox at Twins

Here are the lineups:

RED SOX (24-17)
Ellsbury CF
Nava RF
Pedroia 2B
Ortiz DH
Middlebrooks 3B
Drew SS
Gomes LF
Carp 1B
Saltalamacchia C
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (6-0, 1.69).

TWINS (18-19)
Dozier 2B
Parmelee RF
Willingham DH
Morneau 1B
Doumit C
Arcia LF
Plouffe 3B
Hicks CF
Florimon SS
Pitching: RHP Vance Worley (1-4, 7.15).

Game time: 8:10 p.m.

TV/radio: NESN/WEEI.

Red Sox vs. Worley: Ellsbury 1-6, Pedroia 3-6, Ortiz 0-5, Saltalamacchia 1-4, Victorino 3-3, Carp 0-1, Drew 1-2, Middlebrooks 0-2, Napoli 0-2, Nava 1-2.

Twins vs. Buchholz: Morneau 8-16, Mauer 5-13, Carroll 1-6, Plouffe 0-7, Dozier 1-6, Parmelee 1-4, Willingham 4-6, Arcia 1-3, Doumit 1-3, Escobar 0-3, Florimon 0-3, Hicks 1-3.

Stat of the Day: Napoli has struck out 57 times in 41 games, a pace that would give him 225 on the season. The Red Sox record is 177 by Mark Bellhorn in 2004.


Notes: The Sox have won two straight and trail the Yankees by a game … The Sox were 1-3 against the Twins at Fenway from May 6-9, getting outscored, 31-18 … Buchholz is 3-1, 4.54 in six career starts against the Twins. He faced them May 6 and allowed four runs in six innings … Buchholz has allowed six runs on 13 hits over 14 innings in his last two games. He allowed five runs over 44.2 innings in his first six games … Worley is 1-0, 3.00 in two starts against the Twins. He faced the Sox May 6 and allowed three runs on nine hits in five innings … Pedroia is 20 of his last 43 (11 games) and 16 of 32 in the last eight. … Middlebrooks is 8 of his last 27 with seven doubles and a home run … Ellsbury is 6 of his last 46 (.130) with four runs and one RBI. His batting average has dropped from .290 to .249. As Bill Chuck of points out, Ellsbury leads the majors with 137 outs … Napoli is out of the lineup for the first time this season … Victorino is out after crashing into a wall making a catch in right field in the eighth inning Thursday night … Carp is hitless in his last 12 at-bats … The Sox are 11-7 on the road.


Song of the Day: “Minneapolis” by Bill Janovitz.

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