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Sunday Red Sox Delight – 5/19

After a 12-5 rout last night, the Boston Red Sox look to go for the sweep this afternoon in the finale of a three-game set with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN.

First pitch is scheduled for 2:10 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.

The highest paid member of the Red Sox, John Lackey, makes his sixth start of 2013. In his previous five starts, Lackey is 1-5 with a 4.05 ERA. He took the loss against Twins on May 9th after allowing five runs (one earned) in seven innings of work. He's made 16 career starts against the Twins and is 7-6 with a 3.53 ERA. He picked up the win in his lone Target Field start after allowing two runs in 6.2 innings of work back in  2011.

Pedro Hernandez makes his sixth start (eighth appearance) of 2013. In his previous seven appearances (five starts), Hernandez is 2-0 with a 5.79 ERA. He picked up a no decision in his May 8th start against the Red Sox after allowing six runs in two innings of work. In two career starts against the Red Sox, Hernandez is 0-1 with a 21.00 ERA (14 ER/6 IP).

To see today's lineups, batter/pitcher matchups as well as the links from the local media, please click on the continue reading button below if you're on the home page.

Boston Red Sox26-17 Minnesota Twins18-21
1. Shane Victorino CF 1. Jamey Carroll 2B
2. Jonny Gomes LF 2. Joe Mauer C
3. Dustin Pedroia 2B 3. Justin Morneau 1B
4. David Ortiz DH 4. Trevor Plouffe 3B
5. Mike Napoli 1B 5. Oswaldo Arcia DH
6. Daniel Nava RF 6. Wilkin Ramirez LF
7. Will Middlebrooks 3B 7. Chris Parmelee RF
8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia C 8. Aaron Hicks CF
9. Pedro Ciriaco SS 9. Pedro Florimon SS
John Lackey SP Pedro Hernandez SP

And here is how the hitters have fared against the starting pitchers during the regular season over their careers.

Boston Red Sox @ Minnesota Twins batter/pitcher matchups

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David Ortiz hits 2 HRs to power Sox past Twins [boston herald]

Sox find selves in need of emergency relief [boston herald]

Clay can’t say no to Mo [boston herald]

Chances upcoming for Johnny Gomes [boston herald]

Failure to finish [boston herald]

Anatomy of the Red Sox' batting order [rob bradford – weei.com]

Sox pummel Twins, 12-5 [csn new england]

Ortiz continues to torment Twins [csn new england]

Ellsbury battling "inconsistencies" [csn new england]

Dempster struggles, bullpen closes the door [csn new england]

Ellsbury gets day off, Victorino to lead off [csn new england]

Bailey (biceps) set to rejoin Red Sox [csn new england]

Rapid Reaction: Red Sox 12, Twins 5 [espn boston]

Ortiz continues to make Twins pay [espn boston]

Lackey looking to avoid a fourth straight loss [espn boston]

Closer Bailey expected to be activated Monday [espn boston]

Red Sox coverage in today's Globe [extra bases]

Closing Time: David Ortiz powers Red Sox to rout of Twins [full count]

John Farrell explains decision to leave in Ryan Dempster [full count]

Stephen Drew: ‘I don’t plan on sitting out too much longer’ [full count]

David Ortiz’s Monster Performance Reassures That Brief Slump Was Minor Hiccup in Long Season [nesn.com]

Ryan Lavarnway’s Big League Stint Might Be Brief, But Catcher Needs to Showcase Talent Now More Than Ever [nesn.com]

Ryan Lavarnway Tells Little Leaguers Having Fun Goes Long Way Toward Winning (Video) [nesn.com]

Bailey says he's ready to return to Boston [projo sox blog]

Key defensive play turns momentum in victory [projo sox blog]

Dempster anticipates being fine for next start [projo sox blog]

Ellsbury gets first day off of season [projo sox blog]

Drew out again with back soreness [projo sox blog]

Bailey set to be activated Monday [projo sox blog]

Sox hope resurgent offense powers them to sweep [redsox.com]

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