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Red Sox vs. Twins lineup: Remember this place?

Anyone who does a rain dance is getting kicked outta this bar.

MLB: Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox
Home sweet (and dry. please. dry) home!
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The Red Sox (71-32) look to reclaim some of the three home runs they sacrificed to the gods of rain in Baltimore last night when they start a four-game set against the Twins (47-53) tonight at Fenway Park (7:10 p.m., NESN, MLBN out-of-network).

About tonight’s game: Brian Johnson (1-3, 3.81 ERA) gets another start in place of the injured Rodriguez, and while Johnson hasn’t yet ousted Drew Pomeranz from a rotation spot, he could take another big step in that direction tonight. He’ll be matched by Kyle Gibson (4-7, 3.57 ERA), who faces a Mitch Moreland-less lineup, one with Blake Swihart behind the plate.

About last night’s game: It didn’t happen! Any memories you have of it are false. David Price did not start. The Sox did not hit three home runs. I did not drink those beers. I’m not hung over!

Forecast: Only a 33 percent chance of rain at gametime. It’s a Festivus miracle!

Today’s reading: Matt has more thoughts on the Eovaldi trade.

A good tweet that seems pretty close to be coming true:


Game 104 vs. Twins

Lineup Spot Twins Red Sox
Lineup Spot Twins Red Sox
1 Joe Mauer, 1B Mookie Betts, RF
2 Eddie Rosario, LF Andrew Benintendi, LF
3 Brian Dozier, 2B J.D. Martinez, DH
4 Eduardo Escobar, 3B Xander Bogaerts, SS
5 Mitch Garver, DH Steve Pearce, 1B
6 Robbie Grossman, RF Rafael Devers, 3B
7 Max Kepler, CF Blake Swihart, C
8 Ehire Adrianza, SS Brock Holt, 2B
9 Bobby Wilson, C Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
SP Kyle Gibson, RHP Brian Johnson, LHP