Game 39: Red Sox @ Twins: Sox try to get back above .500

Photo from the Boston Globe
Conor Frederick (@C_Frederick1016)
Contributing Writer

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.

Pedroia 2B
Victorino RF
Ortiz DH
Napoli 1B
Sizemore LF
Pierzynski C
Bogaerts SS
Middlebrooks 3B
Bradley CF

Doubront P (1-3, 5.09 ERA)

First pitch is at 8:10 p.m.

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