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.
|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.
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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]
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]