Spring Training Game Thread: Red Sox at Twins

“I had the same feeling as when I saw the Stanley Cup for the first time.” – Dick Bremer, on the Mayor’s Cup. - Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Today the battle for the Mayor's Cup begins! Or not really. No one is really sure if it exists anymore since the Red Sox moved to Jet Blue Park. It's not technically in the same mayor-zone or something like that.

Anyway, here are the lineups:

Red Sox
1. Shane Victorino (S) RF
2. Ryan Sweeney (L) LF
3. Will Middlebrooks (R) 3B
4. Lyle Overbay (L) 1B
5. J.C. Linares (R) DH
6. Mitch Maier (L) CF
7. Dan Butler (R) C
8. Jose Iglesias (R) SS
9. Jonathan Diaz (R) 2B

SP: Clay Daniel Buchholz

Twins
1. Joe Benson (R) CF
2. Jamey Carroll (R) 2B
3. Joe "Pretty Neat" Mauer (L) C
4. Josh Willingham (R) LF
5. Justin Morneau (L) 1B
6. Ryan Doumit (S) DH
7. Chris Parmelee (L) RF
8. Eduardo Escobar (S) 3B
9. Pedro Florimon (S) SS

SP: Kyle Benjamin Gibson

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