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Red Sox vs. Twins lineups: Leon starts opposite Buchholz

Clay Buchholz is on the mound, which means Sandy Leon is behind the plate Tuesday night against the Twins.

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Sandy Leon will take up his usual position opposite Clay Buchholz Tuesday afternoon as the Sox return to their regularly scheduled baseball after a Monday rainout.

Brian Dozier - 2B Dustin Pedroia - 2B
Torii Hunter - RF Mookie Betts - CF
Joe Mauer - 1B David Ortiz - DH
Trevor Plouffe - 3B Hanley Ramirez - LF
Kurt Suzuki - C Pablo Sandoval - 3B
Eddie Rosario - LF Mike Napoli - 1B
Eduardo Escobar - DH Xander Bogaerts - SS
Aaron Hicks - CF Sandy Leon - C
Danny Santana - SS Rusney Castillo - RF
Mike Pelfrey - RHP Clay Buchholz - RHP

The Red Sox entered their last series against the Twins with some semblance of hope, having looked like a team on the comeback trail against the Angels. Since then, they've dropped six of seven. Barring a miracle, the sweep at the hands of Minnesota likely to go down as the dagger in this unfortunate season. With the Sox playing four games against them in the span of 45 hours, they now have the chance to deliver a swift coup de grace to this far-fallen team.

So that's cheery. But look on the bright side: Eduardo Rodriguez is pitching tomorrow! And hell, even Clay Buchholz has been entirely passable for a month or so now. So we've got that going for us.

First pitch is at 7:10 p.m. ET on NESN and WEEI.