After taking two-of-three against the Rays, the Boston Red Sox look to keep the good times rolling in Minnesota. Tonight, they'll kick off a three-game set with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN.
First pitch is scheduled for 8:10 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN. If you live in the Twins television market, you can catch the game on Fox Sports North.And if you can't catch the game on television, you can always listen on the 2013 Red Sox Radio Network.
Clay Buchholz toes the rubber for the ninth time in 2013. In his previous eight starts, Buchholz is 6-0 with an 1.69 ERA. He picked up a no decision against the Twins back on May 6th after allowing four runs in six innings of work. He's made six career starts against the Twins and is 3-1 with a 4.54. In his lone career Target Field start, he picked up the win despite allowing five runs in 5.1 innings of work.
Vance Worley makes his ninth start of 2013 as well. In his previous eight starts, Worley is 1-4 with a 7.15 ERA. He picked up a no decision in his only start against the Red Sox this season after allowing three runs in five innings of work. He's made two career starts against the Red Sox and is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA (4 ER/12 IP).
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|1. Jacoby Ellsbury||CF||1. Brian Dozier||2B|
|2. Daniel Nava||RF||2. Chris Parmelee||RF|
|3. Dustin Pedroia||2B||3. Josh Willingham||DH|
|4. David Ortiz||DH||4. Justin Morneau||1B|
|5. Will Middlebrooks||3B||5. Ryan Doumit||C|
|6. Stephen Drew||SS||6. Oswaldo Arcia||LF|
|7. Jonny Gomes||LF||7. Trevor Plouffe||3B|
|8. Mike Carp||1B||8. Aaron Hicks||CF|
|9. Jarrod Saltalamacchia||C||9. Pedro Florimon||SS|
|Clay Buchholz||SP||Vance Worley||SP|
And here is how the hitters have fared against the starting pitchers during the regular season over their careers.
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