Game 39 Lineups: Felix Doubront Looks to Get Red Sox Back Over .500


The Red Sox finally will look to push past the .500 mark tonight with a win over the Twins at Target Field. Felix Doubront looks to earn his first win since April 3 when he takes the hill tonight.

RED SOX (19-19)
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: Felix Doubront (L) (1-3, 5.09 ERA)

TWINS (18-19)
Brian Dozier (R) 2B
2. Joe Mauer (L) 1B
3. Trevor Plouffe (R) 3B
4. Chris Parmelee (L) RF
5. Kurt Suzuki (R) DH
6. Josmil Pinto (R) C
7. Eduardo Nunez (R) LF
8. Eduardo Escobar (S) SS
9. Aaron Hicks (S) CF
SP Kevin Correia (R) (1-4, 6.34 ERA)


Game time: 8:10 p.m.
Location: Target Field, Minneapolis
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI (93.7 FM) / WCEC (1490 AM Spanish)
Notes: Doubront has been hit hard by the Twins in his last two appearances against them, giving up 11 runs on 19 hits in 10-1/3 innings of work. And he’s been struggling of late, going just 5-1/3 against the Reds last week. He has not earned a victory since his season debut on April 3… Big Papi had his 40th multi-homer game as a Red Sox, hitting two out in at Target Field. Ortiz now has 382 home runs as a Red Sox, tied with Jim Rice for third on the franchise list…Only Ted Williams (521) and Carl Yastrzemski (452) have more home runs playing for the Red Sox than Ortiz… Ortiz also won the scoring challenge on the fly ball off Yu Darvish in Texas on Friday that was originally scored an error, the pop to Alex Rios is now officially been ruled a single. Mike Napoli has reached safely in 34 of his 35 games with a plate appearance this season, including a career-high 32 games since April 4… Will Middlebrooks is just 2-for-18 over his last five games and has dipped below the Mendoza line at .197.

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