Boston Red Sox pitcher Brad Penny, right, heads back to the mound with a fresh baseball as Baltimore Orioles Nick Markakis heads for home on a grand slam in the second inning of their MLB baseball game Friday, April 17, 2009, in Boston.  Penny gave up seven earned runs in the inning.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

After beating the Minnesota Twins 10-1 in a 7-inning rain-shortened affair at Fenway Park this afternoon, the Boston Red Sox look to continue their 6-game winning streak with another win.

Tonight’s game, weather permitting of course, is scheduled to start at 7:10 PM. With the Boston Bruins playing tonight, the Red Sox have been relegated to the NESN Plus channel. You can also catch the game on the radio on one of the many affiliates of the Red Sox Radio Network.

That task is up to Brad Penny who struggled in his first Fenway start for the Red Sox last Friday night. He gave up 8 runs on 6 hits and 5 walks while fanning one over 3 innings. Penny has faced the Twins once in his career and has no record with a 7.50 ERA (5 ER in 6 innings).

Francisco Liriano will look to stop the Red Sox winning streak and also for his first win of the season. He is 0-3 with 5.09 ERA this season and has never faced the Red Sox in his career.

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Lowell given night off [Projo Sox Blog]

Wakefield makes history [Full Count]

FBI requests e-mails related to Red Sox facility [AP via Boston Herald]

If postponed, series finale would be played Thursday at 1:35 p.m. []

Minnesota Twins7-8

Red Sox logo8-6

1. Denard Span CF 1. Jacoby Ellsbury CF
2. Brendan Harris 2B 2. Dustin Pedroia 2B
3. Justin Morneau 1B 3. David Ortiz DH
4. Jason Kubel DH 4. Kevin Youkilis 3B
5. Michael Cuddyer RF 5. J.D. Drew RF
6. Brian Buscher 3B 6. Jason Bay LF
7. Delmon Young LF 7. Jason Varitek C
8. Jose Morales C 8. Jeff Bailey 1B
9. Nick Punto SS 9. Nick Green SS
Francisco Liriano SP Brad Penny SP

And here is how the hitters have fared against today’s starting pitchers:

Minnesota Twins vs Boston Red Sox batter/pitcher matchups