Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 5/17/13
Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer It was a good start to the nine-game road trip for the Boston Red Sox (24-17), who took two of three at Tampa Bay and open up a three-game weekend series in Minnesota tonight. The Sox lost three of four at home to the Twins (18-19) last week and will look to avoid losing the season series by sweeping this series at Target Field. Red Sox Nation has the advantage on the mound, for sure, as Clay Buchholz attempts to win his seventh game and remain unbeaten on the year (6-0, 1.69 ERA). Here’s Boston’s lineup for the Friday night affair (first pitch – 8:10 pm EDT): 1. Ellsbury, CF 2. Nava, RF 3. Pedroia, 2B 4. Ortiz, DH 5. Middlebrooks, 3B 6. Drew, SS 7. Gomes, LF 8. Carp, 1B 9. Saltalamacchia, C Buchholz, P The Twins will send Vance Worley (1-4, 7.15 ERA) to the mound in hopes that he can limit Boston’s struggling offense. Worley went five innings and allowed three runs on nine hits in his last outing against the Red Sox, a no-decision in a 6-5 Boston
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