Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 5/6/13
Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer If there is any silver lining to getting swept in Texas it’s that the Boston Red Sox (20-11) are coming home to play seven games against Minnesota (13-14) and Toronto (11-21). Sounds like just what the doctor ordered for the slumping Sox. Boston still holds a 1.5-game lead over New York (18-12) and Baltimore (19-13). Clay Buchholz goes for his seventh win in as many starts tonight. Buchholz has been the most consistent starter in the Red Sox rotation, sporting a 1.01 ERA with 47 strikeouts in 44.2 innings. Here is tonight’s lineup (first pitch - 7:10 pm EDT): 1. Ellsbury, CF 2. Victorino, RF 3. Pedroia, 2B 4. Ortiz, DH 5. Napoli, 1B 6. Nava, LF 7. Saltalamacchia, C 8. Middlebrooks, 3B 9. Drew, SS Buchholz, P Minnesota counters with Vance Worley on the mound. Worley has struggled mightily this season. The right-hander is 0-4 with a 7.22 ERA in six starts. Forearm watch All eyes will be on Buchholz’ left forearm and right hand, more specifical...
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