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Red Sox at Twins lineup: Mookie leads off, Benintendi hits cleanup

Can a new batting order jolt awake the offense?

MLB: Chicago Cubs at Boston Red Sox
Your new leadoff hitter.
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Sox (15-13) look to finally hit the damn ball today as they take on the Twins (15-12) at Target Field in Minnesota (2:10 p.m., NESN). To that end, the batting order has been seriously shuffled, with Mookie Betts hitting leadoff and Andrew Benintendi in the cleanup spot, among other changes.

Rick Porcello starts for Boston, while the Twins counter with Nick Tepesch. Here are the full lineups:

Game 30, May 6, 2017 at Twins

Lineup Spot Red Sox Twins
Lineup Spot Red Sox Twins
1 Mookie Betts, RF Robbie Grossman, RF
2 Dustin Pedroia, 2B Joe Mauer, DH
3 Xander Bogaerts, SS Miguel Sano, 3B
4 Andrew Benintendi, CF Kennys Vargas, 1B
5 Hanley Ramirez, DH Max Kepler, CF
6 Mitch Moreland, 1B Eduardo Escobar, 2B
7 Chris Young, LF Jason Castro, C
8 Sandy Leon, C Jorge Polanco, SS
9 Josh Rutledge, 3B Eddie Rosario, LF
SP Rick Porcello, RHP Nick Tepesch, RHP