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Pavano And Dice-K On Mother's Day At Fenway

The Minnesota Twins' offense had another rough outing on Saturday afternoon, as they managed just three hits off of a combined five Red Sox pitchers in a 4-0 loss. This afternoon at Fenway Park, the Twins will try to bounce back in the third of a four-game series.

Carl Pavano (2-3, 5.84 ERA) will be taking the hill for the Twins in this one. Pavano got roughed up in his last start, as he gave up 12 hits and seven runs in 5.1 innings in a 10-3 Twins loss to the Kansas City Royals. He will be opposed by Boston's Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-3, 4.33 ERA). Matsuzaka's numbers might not look great, but after getting off to a rough start to the 2011 season, the man they call Dice-K has a microscopic 0.47 ERA in his last three starts, allowing just one run, five hits, and eight walks in his last 19 innings pitched.

Here are the lineups for your Mother's Day matinee at Fenway Park.


Denard Span, center field
Trevor Plouffe, shortstop
Justin Morneau, first base
Jason Kubel, designated hitter
Michael Cuddyer, right field
Danny Valencia, third base
Ben Revere, left field
Drew Butera, catcher
Alexi Casilla, shortstop

Red Sox

Jacoby Ellsbury, center field
Dustin Pedroia, second base
Adrian Gonzalez, first base
Kevin Youkilis, third base
David Ortiz, designated hitter
J.D. Drew, right field
Jed Lowrie, shortstop
Carl Crawford, left field
Jason Varitek, catcher

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.