Boston Red Sox (19-18)
Minnesota Twins (17-19)
- Tonight, 7:10pm CDT, FSN: Ricky Nolasco vs.
Felix DoubrontJake Peavy
- Wednesday, 7:10 CDT, FSN: Kevin Correia vs.
Jake PeavyFelix Doubront
- Thursday, 12:10 CDT, FSN: Phil Hughes vs. Clay Buchholz
- 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-seeingwent to Mall of America.