Game -34: The Twins attempt to extend their Mayor's Cup lead

FORT MYERS, FL - FEBRUARY 27: Manager Ron Gardenhire #35 of the Minnesota Twins smiles in the dugout against the Boston Red Sox during a Grapefruit League Spring Training Game at Hammond Stadium on February 27, 2011 in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by J. Meric/Getty Images)


The Twins have taken an early lead in the much-discussed Mayor's Cup, the most important games of the year.  Today, Daisuke Matsuzaka and Tim Wakefield will attempt to keep the Twins from extending their lead to 2 games to none.  Carl Crawford will be making his Red Sox debut.

Can the Red Sox stay alive in this vital competition?  Only the Twins radio announcers can tell us.  Lineups after the break.

Lineups are from Boston.com:

RED SOX (0-1)
Ellsbury CF
Pedroia 2B
Crawford LF
Ortiz DH
Drew RF
Varitek C
Dlugach SS
Sutton 1B
Navarro 3B

Pitching: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Tim Wakefield, Andrew Miller, Daniel Bard.

TWINS (1-0)
Revere LF
Plouffe SS
Kubel DH
Hughes 3B
Bailey 1B
Dinkleman RF
Tolbert 2B
Rivera C
Repko CF

Pitching: Nick Blackburn, Kevin Slowey, Glen Perkins, Anthony Slama, Jim Hoey, Chuck James, Deolis Guerra.

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