Red Sox at Twins: News and Notes

RALLLLLLLLY BEEEEEEEEEEEER! - Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The reigning World Series Champions are in town.

Boston Red Sox (19-18)
at
Minnesota Twins (17-19)

Probables

Notes

  • The Red Sox have had the upper hand against the Twins in recent history. Last year the Sox took four out of seven games against the Twins, including a three game sweep at Target Field. Good times.
  • Speaking of recent history, the Twins and Red Sox ended up in a 3-3 draw for the Chairman's Cup during spring training.
  • Yeah, I know, but apparently they aren't calling it the Mayor's Cup anymore because JetBlue Park isn't technically in Fort Myers, but is still in Lee County.
  • The Twins will conveniently miss Red Sox starters Jon Lester and John Lackey, who have been the most consistent for Boston.
  • Joe Mauer is expected to return to first base tonight. He has been serving as the designated hitter after being sidelined last week with back spams (Jim Thome disease).
  • Twins players hitting .500 career against Felix Doubront: Eduardo Nunez (12 PA), Joe Mauer (6 PA), Aaron Hicks (3 PA), Kurt Suzuki (2 PA).
  • Since the Red Sox had an off-day in the Twin Cities yesterday, they were around town sight-seeing went to Mall of America.
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