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Game 117, Avoiding the Sweep Edition: Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins

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First Pitch: 7:10 pm CT
TV: FSN
Radio: TIBN/TRN
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The Twins look to end a 6 game losing streak tonight against a powerful Boston lineup and 11-game winner Jon Lester. Easy as pie, right?



Pitcher information, lineups, and notes after the jump.

For Minnesota


Nick Blackburn

#53 / Pitcher / Minnesota Twins

6-4

240

R

R

Feb 24, 1982



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Nick Blackburn 7-9 23 23 1 0 0 0 135.2 165 85 69 19 46 71 4.58 1.56

Blackburn's been pretty awful lately. I'm going to hope that changes tonight.

For Boston


Jon Lester

#31 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox

6-2

240

L

L

Jan 07, 1984



W-L G GS CG SHO SV BS IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP
2011 - Jon Lester 11-5 21 21 0 0 0 0 133.2 114 50 48 16 47 131 3.23 1.20

That's not a very flattering picture of Jon Lester.

Lineups
Minnesota
Denard Span, CF
Ben Revere, RF
Joe Mauer, C
Michael Cuddyer, 1B
Jim Thome, DH
Danny Valencia, 3B
Delmon Young, LF
Trevor Plouffe, 2B
Tsuyoshi Nishioka, SS

Boston
Will be posted when available

Notes
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It looks like Justin Morneau will be returning to the Twins' lineup when they make their trip to Detroit next week. It will certainly be nice to have the Canadian Crusher back with the club.
-Kevin Slowey has been removed from Gardy's doghouse for at least one start, getting the ball in Cleveland on Sunday in place of Scott Baker, who is now on the DL.
-It would really be nice to not get swept twice in a row, at home. Let's avoid that, shall we?