Francisco Liriano (L), Jon Lester (R) - AP Photos

After a strong outing in a win for Clay Buchholz last night, the Boston Red Sox will look to take the finale of a brief two-game set against the Minnesota Twins tonight at Fenway Park.

Tonight’s game will start at 7:10 p.m. and will be shown on NESN in the Red Sox television market. If you live in the Twins television market, you can catch the game on FOXSports North. If you can’t catch the television broadcast, you can always listen to the game on the 2010 Red Sox radio network.

Jon Lester will make his 100th career start (101 career appearances) for the Red Sox tonight. In eight previous starts this season, he is 3-2 with a 3.91 ERA. He was the first opposing starter at Target Field on 4/12 and took the loss after allowing four runs in five innings. He’s made five career appearances (four starts) against the Twins in his career and is 0-2 with a 5.96 ERA. He’s made two of those starts at Fenway Park where he has no record with a 4.82 ERA.

After battling through injuries, Francisco Liriano has returned to his 2006 form for Ron Gardenhire. He’s made seven starts in 2010 and is 4-2 with a 2.63 ERA. He’s faced the Red Sox once in 2010, picking up the win on April 15th after throwing seven shutout innings. Overall in his career, Liriano has made three starts against the Red Sox and is 1-2 with a 7.20 ERA. In one career start at the Fens, he is 0-1 with a 15.75 ERA (4 IP/7 ER).

Keep reading for lineups, batter/pitcher matchups and pregame links.

Minnesota Twins24-16

Red Sox logo21-20

1. Denard Span CF 1. Darnell McDonald CF
2. Orlando Hudson 2B 2. Dustin Pedroia 2B
3. Joe Mauer C 3. Victor Martinez C
4. Justin Morneau 1B 4. Kevin Youkilis 1B
5. Michael Cuddyer RF 5. Mike Lowell DH
6. Jason Kubel DH 6. Adrian Beltre 3B
7. Delmon Young LF 7. J.D. Drew RF
8. Brendan Harris SS 8. Bill Hall LF
9. Nick Punto 3B 9. Angel Sanchez SS
Francisco Liriano SP Jon Lester SP

Here’s the hitters have fared against tonight’s starting pitchers in their careers:

Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox batter/pitcher matchups

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Lefty Liriano means Red Sox load up on righty batters [Clubhouse Insider]

Ellsbury, Cameron do well in rehab stint [CSN New England]

Red Sox Notes: Beckett frustrated with back situation [CSN New England]

Jonathan Papelbon Working His Way Back to ‘Lights-Out’ Status [Don Orsillo –]

Doubront promoted to Triple-A Pawtucket [ESPN Boston]

Of mice and men … well, Pedroia [ESPN Boston]

Hall: ‘Just go out and be Big Papi’ [ESPN Boston]

Ortiz: Media wrote me off, not fans [ESPN Boston]

Beckett injury may be cause for concern [ESPN Boston]

News and notes from Fenway [Extra Bases]

Cowboy up: Millar joins NESN [Extra Bases]

Yankees’ protest denied [Extra Bases]

Sox promote Doubront to Triple-A [Full Count]

A frustrated Beckett discusses his injury [Full Count]

Notes: Scutaro sits, Sanchez starts at short [Full Count]

David Ortiz on The Big Show: ‘I’m not paying attention to any of [the media’s] crap anymore’ [Full Count]

Red Sox Offer Chance To Get Connecticut Day Tickets [Hartford Courant]

Josh Beckett Frustrated by Unfavorable Conditions at Yankee Stadium on Tuesday []

Theo Epstein Tells Peter Gammons Josh Beckett Shouldn’t Miss More Than 15 Days []

Joe Mauer Stresses Importance of Mentoring, Community Work []

Sox, Pats make Forbes list of most valuable sports brands [Projo Sox Blog]

Lowell in, hot Ortiz sits [Projo Sox Blog]

Angel Sanchez starts in place of Scutaro [Projo Sox Blog]

Delcarmen signs shoe deal [Projo Sox Blog]

One week off didn’t work, so Josh Beckett’s will try two to ensure back is ok [Projo Sox Blog]

Ellsbury on way back? Cameron staying in Maine [Projo Sox Blog]