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Red Sox at Twins lineup: Will the Price be right at Target?

I blew my chance to use the “Sale at Target” bit yesterday, so I’m making up for lost time.

MLB: Boston Red Sox at Seattle Mariners
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The Red Sox (49-25) look to wake up the bats and win their 50th game behind David Price (8-4, 3.76 ERA) tonight against the Twins at Target Field (8:10 p.m., NESN).

About tonight’s game: Price, who is 6-0 with a 2.64 ERA in his last 6 starts, will face Lancy Lynn (4-5, 4.98 ERA), whose best days seem solidly in the rear-view mirror. He’ll be backed by the standard-issue lineup, aside from Brock Holt playing second base, which is... actually kinda standard these days. Logan Morrison, who hasn’t hit a lick this year, will start at first base for the Twins in place of Joe Mauer.

About last night’s game: Chris Sale didn’t get any run support and got blown up by a bad inning and the Sox fell to 6-2. Read Matt’s recap here.

Forecast: 75 degrees or so, one for every homer Mookie’s gonna have this year.

Today’s reading: His Jakeness wrote about the bullpen and you should read it, because if I didn’t link him here he’d be more mad than he usually is.

A good tweet from yesterday:


Game 75 at Twins

Lineup Spot Red Sox Twins
Lineup Spot Red Sox Twins
1 Mookie Betts, RF Robbie Grossman, DH
2 Andrew Benintendi, LF Eddie Rosario, LF
3 Xander Bogaerts, SS Eduardo Escobar, 3B
4 J.D. Martinez, DH Brian Dozier, 2B
5 Mitch Moreland, 1B Logan Morrison, 1B
6 Rafael Devers, 3B Ehire Adrianza, SS
7 Brock Holt, 2B Max Kepler, RF
8 Christian Vazquez, C Mitch Garver, C
9 Jackie Bradley Jr., CF Ryan LaMarre, CF
SP David Price, LHP Lance Lynn, RHP