Red Sox Series Preview: Vs. Minnesota Twins

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May 23, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter

David Ortiz

(34) picks up relief pitcher

Koji Uehara

(19) after the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports


  • Game One Winner – Boston Red Sox, as Kelly will out-duel his counterpart.
  • Game Two Winner – Minnesota Twins, as Buchholz will not get the run support he needs to win the game.
  • Game Three Winner – Boston Red Sox, as the bats will remind Hughes of his earlier games this season, being hit around the ballpark.

If the pitching staff can keep Hunter contained, the Red Sox could win all three games. Much of the predictions rely on run support. The Red Sox have been doing that in the last two games, but it has mainly been Napoli’s bat that has done any damage. The potential is there; however, we’ve been saying that for most of this season, already. The Twins have powerful bats, which can be controlled if pitches force them low, to ground out or strike out. Hopefully, for the Red Sox’ sake, the same will not happen to their batting lineup.

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