Good afternoon from Minneapolis. Here are the lineups:
RED SOX (19-18)
Bradley Jr. CF
Pitching: RHP Jake Peavy (1-1, 3.09).
Pitching: RHP Ricky Nolasco (2-3, 5.64).
Game time: 8:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI.
Red Sox vs. Nolasco: Victorino 6-10, Herrera 3-7, Ortiz 1-7, Pedroia 2-8, Middlebrooks 0-6, Gomes 0-3, Pierzynski 1-3, Ross 1-2.
Twins vs. Peavy: Mauer 10-32, Plouffe 6-23, Dozier 5-16, Parmelee 5-14, Kubel 1-11, Hicks 0-4, Correia 0-3, Escobar 0-2, Nunez 0-2, Suzuki 0-3.
Stat of the Day: The Red Sox and Astros are the only teams in the majors not to have won three games in a row this season.
Notes: After a day off, the Red Sox start a three-game series against the Twins. The Sox have won two straight, four of five and six of eight and are now 1.5 games out of first place. … Peavy was scheduled to pitch on Wednesday but the Red Sox decided to flip him with Felix Doubront. Peavy is 7-3, 2.84 in 13 career starts against the Twins. In two starts against Minnesota last season he allowed three runs over 14 innings and struck out 15. Both games were while Peavy was with the White Sox. … Nolasco pitched one of the best games against the Red Sox last season when was with the Dodgers. On Aug. 23 at Dodger Stadium, he threw eight scoreless innings, giving up two hits without a walks and striking out six. … The Sox are 9-7 on the road, 6-4 in May and 9-3 at Target Field since it opened in 2010. … Bogaerts is 1 of his last 16.
Song of the Day: “Let’s Go Crazy” by Prince.