Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (24-17)
Pitching: RHP Clay Buchholz (6-0, 1.69).
Pitching: RHP Vance Worley (1-4, 7.15).
Game time: 8:10 p.m.
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 Billy-Ball.com 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.