Originally posted on RedSoxLife  |  Last updated 5/19/13
Ben Whitehead Contributing Writer Watch out, Minneapolis. A sweep warning has been posted for the Target Field area. The Boston Red Sox (26-17) go for the series sweep against the Minnesota Twins (18-21) this afternoon. After winning in extra innings on Friday, the Sox pounded out 12 runs on 13 hits in a 12-5 win Saturday. Consider today the rubber game of the season series, as it is knotted up at 3-3 and today is the last time the two clubs face each other in the regular season. John Lackey (1-4, 4.05 ERA) has been on the wrong side of two costly errors that ultimately led to Boston losing in his last two starts. He, and the Sox, hope for a clean outing today as he takes the ball for the series finale. For the first time all season, Jacoby Ellsbury gets the day off. Shane Victorino returns and replaces Ellsbury in center and at leadoff. Here’s the full lineup (first pitch – 2:10 pm EDT): 1. Victorino, CF 2. Gomes, LF 3. Pedroia, 2B 4. Ortiz, DH 5. Napoli, 1B 6. Nava, RF 7. Middl...
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