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Boston Red Sox
The Red Sox look to continue their positive momentum and pick up their fourth straight win on Saturday night against the Minnesota Twins.
The Sox are banged up in a number of ways with Shane Victorino with a back injury and short stop Stephen Drew out after also sustaining a back injury Friday night in Boston’s extra-inning win over the Twins. Pedro Ciricao gets the starting nod in place of Drew at shortstop. Ryan Lavarnway takes the place of Jarrod Saltalamacchia behind the dish to take over duties against the left-handed Scott Diamond for the Twins.
Jacoby Ellsbury has put in solid work so far this season as the only Red Sox player who has played every inning of every game. Ellsbury won’t get a break yet as he gets the start in center field and is back in the lead off spot. Ellsbury is hitting .247 and .312 OBP and stole his AL-leading 13th base Friday night.
Check out the full lineups from both teams below.
Boston Red Sox (25-17)
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
Jonny Gomes, LF
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Shane Victorino and Vance Worley didn’t just share a clubhouse in Philadelphia. They shared an addition.
Don’t worry, though. It’s a healthy addiction, all things considered, and it’s one that each big leaguer battles with today. Worley, who now pitches for the Twins after three seasons with the Phillies, and Victorino both have a strong passion for shoes.
“He’s a big...
As Daniel Bard works through some mental and mechanical issues in the minor leagues, the team has been asked about their plans if he continues to struggle. As of now, the Red Sox do not plan to shut Bard down or send him to extended spring training. This comes after yet another bad outing for Bard at Double-A Portland.
Red Sox are not considering shutting down or sending...
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David Ortiz continues to slug and he certainly let his former team experience just that on Saturday night. Ortiz would account for half of the 12 runs scored by Boston in its 12-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Beginning in the first-inning, Ortiz launched a one out, three-run home run to right field off of Scott Diamond, scoring Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia to give the...
Dustin Pedroia’s hustle and grit have been on display since Day 1. But his effort this season provides a perfect snap shot of the 2013 Red Sox.
Pedroia’s .335 average, .423 on-base percentage, 27 runs, 25 walks and 1.6 offensive wins above replacement are all tops on the Red Sox. He entered Friday’s game hitting .500 (16-for-32) over the course of an eight-game hit streak,...
After coming a poor 2-5 homestand, the Boston Red Sox started this week on the right track by taking two out of three from the Tampa Bay Rays and by Friday are only one home behind the New York Yankees for first place in the AL East. The Red Sox lost three out of four from the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park last week and will face at Target Field for a three game series this weekend...
Only Mike Napoli, Dustin Pedroia and Jacoby Ellsbury have played in all 41 games this year for the Red Sox, but manager John Farrell will give his first baseman a break when the team opens a three-game set in Minnesota.
Napoli was one of the most productive hitters in all of baseball in the month of April, but he has struggled at the plate in recent games. Though he fell a triple...
Dustin Pedroia may just be the epitome of who the Red Sox are. It may not always be perfect or pretty, but they get the job done. And they both certainly exemplified that during Friday’s 3-2 extra innings win over the Minnesota Twins.
Pedroia has been getting criticism for not being a power hitter so far this season, as he has only one home run...
Will Middlebrooks hit a three-run double which proved to be the difference as the Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 4-3 on Thursday night at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, FL.
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Wednesday marked a month since bombs struck the Boston Marathon and despite the terror, it seems as though slowly but surely the city and the nation have started to heal. Through prayer, support, or runs in memoriam, the path to recovery has taken shape. And here in Oregon, home of Track Town USA and a population of outdoors enthusiasts, the run feels stronger than ever.
David Ortiz had three hits, including two home runs and six RBIs to help power the Boston Red Sox past the Minnesota Twins 12-5 at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday night.
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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...
5:40 p.m.: Shane Victorino and outfield walls just aren’t getting along lately.
Victorino crashed into the right-field wall at Tropicana Field on Thursday, just four days after he experienced a violent collision with the right-field wall at Fenway Park. Victorino’s back, which he had problems with earlier this season, started to tighten up a bit after Thursday’s collision,...
Note: Pitching matchups are subject to change
Monday, May 20 @ 8:10 PM
Jon Lester, LHP (6-0, 2.72) vs Dylan Axelrod, RHP (1-3, 4.27)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio
Tuesday, May 21 @ 8:10 PM
Felix Doubront, LHP (3-1, 6.03) vs Jose Quintana, LHP (2-1, 3.97)
TV: NESN, MLB.tv
Radio: Red Sox Radio Network, MLB Gameday Audio...
After winning in extra innings last night, the Boston Red Sox go for their fourth straight win tonight in the middle game of a three-game set with the Minnesota Twins at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN.
First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN. If you live in the Twins television market, you can catch the...