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Red Sox at Twins lineup: Can Boston tee off on Phil Hughes?

At the very least, brawlball with Baltimore appears to be over.

Baltimore Orioles v Boston Red Sox
It is the hope.
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The Red Sox (15-13) head to Minnesota tonight to play the surprising Twins (14-12) at 8:10 p.m. on NESN. Eduardo Rodriguez will start for Boston, while Phil Hughes starts for Minnesota.

Hughes likes to the throw the ball in the middle of the plate, so the Red Sox should try to hit it hard. Rodriguez likes to throw the ball not in the middle of the plate, so the Twins should be try to swing at strikes.

The best-hitting Twin is Miguel Sano. Batting .300/.432/656 with eight home runs, he is someone to whom E-Rod might be wise not to aim for the middle of the plate. The rest of the batters... he might as well try it. Here are the full lineups:

Game 29, May 5, 2017 at Twins

Lineup Spot Red Sox Twins
Lineup Spot Red Sox Twins
1 Dustin Pedroia, 2B Brian Dozier, 2B
2 Andrew Beninendi, CF Joe Mauer, 1B
3 Mookie Betts, RF Miguel Sano, 3B
4 Hanley Ramirez, DH Robbie Grossman, RF
5 Xander Bogaerts, SS Max Kepler, CF
6 Mitch Moreland, 1B Eduardo Escobar, DH
7 Josh Rutledge, 3B Jason Castro, C
8 Jackie Bradley Jr. CF Jorge Polanco, SS
9 Christian Vazquez, C Eddie Rosario, LF
SP Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP Phil Hughes, RHP