Game 39: Red Sox @ Twins: Sox try to get back above .500
|Photo from the Boston Globe|
Normally, when your star slugger parks 2 home runs in a game, it means it was a good win for your team. That was not the case last night, as David Ortiz parked 2 homers, but an Andrew Miller mistake cost the Red Sox a chance to gain more momentum.
Tonight, the Red Sox will try to get back above .500 behind tonight's starter Felix Doubront. DOubront had a decent outing last time out against the Cincinnati, going 5.1 innings with 3 strikeouts and 1 earned run. Doubront will be matched up against the Twins Kevin Correia, who is 1-4 with a 6.34 ERA. Correia is 1-0 in his career with a 4.26 ERA lifetime against the Sox, while Doubront was hit hard the only time he faced the Twins last season at Fenway (5.1 IP, 6 ER, 11 hits).
The Sox will look to their slugger, Ortiz, to continue his hot streak against the Twins (.345, 17 home runs and 47 RBI's in 55 games, 25-48 at Target Field). He will be leading the Red Sox offense tonight against the Twins. Here's the lineup the Red Sox will be putting out against the Twins tonight.
Doubront P (1-3, 5.09 ERA)
First pitch is at 8:10 p.m.
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