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Red Sox at Twins Lineups: No downtime necessary

The Red Sox look to make it nine in a row right after making it eight.

Boston Red Sox v Minnesota Twins Game 1 Photo by David Berding/Getty Images

The Red Sox just finished up a really exciting win over the Twins by a 3-2 score. It wasn’t the cleanest game of all time, and it looked very shaky towards the end, but they held on to make it eight in a row. They also gave their manager his 200th win. Now, they’re looking to up those numbers to nine and 201, respectively.

It’s a quick turnaround for the players and yours truly, who would really like to get a pizza order in between these two games, so we’re gonna make this a quick write-up. The Red Sox have Eduardo Rodriguez on the mound. The southpaw was solid in his first start, but also showed some rust. That’s to be expected by a guy who has not pitched in a game that counts since 2019. On the other side, José Berríos gets the ball for Minnesota. Two years ago he was on the losing end of a terrific pitcher’s duel with Rick Porcello. The Twins righty has the talent to put together that kind of dominant start each and every time out.

Here’s how the two teams will line up, with Josh Donaldson in the Twins lineup after being activated between games.

Game 12 at Twins

Lineup Spot Red Sox Twins
Lineup Spot Red Sox Twins
1 Kiké Hernández, CF Mitch Garver, C
2 Alex Verdugo, RF Josh Donaldson, 3B
3 J.D. Martinez, DH Nelson Cruz, DH
4 Xander Bogaerts, SS Kyle Garlick, LF
5 Rafael Devers, 3B Jorge Polanco, SS
6 Christian Vázquez, C Luis Arraez, 2B
7 Marwin Gonzalez, 2B Miguel Sanó, 1B
8 Bobby Dalbec, 1B Max Kepler, RF
9 Franchy Cordero, LF Jake Cave, CF
SP Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP José Berríos, RHP