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Game Preview: MIN @ BOS, 1:10pm, Saturday, May 7, 2011 @Fenway Park II

Twins, 12-18, 12-18 4th, 8½ GB, 5 GB in WC

SP: Brian Duensing (28, LHP, 2-1, 2.91)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (2-1) 34.0 34 13 11 9 23 3 2.91
2010 (10-3) 130.2 122 42 38 35 78 11 2.62
2009 (5-2) 84.0 84 37 34 31 53 7 3.64
Last 7 GS 2-2 45.2 48 22 20 17 29 6 3.94 50
2011-04-30 @KCR L 7.0 8 3 2 2 6 1 99 55
2011-04-23 CLE W 7.0 5 1 1 1 3 0 90 65
2011-04-17 @TBR W 7.0 7 2 2 2 5 0 111 58
2011-04-12 KCR ND 6.0 8 3 2 2 2 0 102 46
2011-04-05 @NYY ND 7.0 6 4 4 2 7 2 103 54
2010-10-02 TOR ND 5.0 7 4 4 4 3 1 89 36
2010-09-26 @DET L 6.2 7 5 5 4 3 2 109 39
Has never faced BOS as starter.
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    4-6    Road:    8-12   ExtrInn: 2-1 
 vsRHP:   7-14   vsLHP:   5-4    1-Run:   7-7 
 vsEast:  6-12   vsCntrl: 5-4    vsWest:  1-2  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 30 Fri, May  6  @BOS  W   9-2       12-18  4th  8.5 gb
 29 Wed, May  4  @CHW  W   3-2       11-18  4th  9.0 gb
 28 Tue, May  3  @CHW  W   1-0       10-18  4th 10.0 gb
 27 Sun, May  1  @KCR  L   3-10       9-18  4th 10.0 gb
 26 Sat, Apr 30  @KCR  L   2-11       9-17  4th  9.0 gb
 25 Fri, Apr 29  @KCR  L   3-4        9-16  4th  8.0 gb
 24 Thu, Apr 28   TBR  L   1-6        9-15  4th  7.0 gb
 23 Thu, Apr 28   TBR  L   3-15       9-14  4th  7.0 gb
 22 Wed, Apr 27   TBR  L   2-8        9-13  4th  5.5 gb
 21 Sun, Apr 24   CLE  W   4-3        9-12  4th  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20: 8-12   Last 30:12-18
RedSox, 14-18, 14-18 5th, 5 GB, 4 GB in WC

SP: Clay Buchholz (26, RHP, 2-3, 4.81)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (2-3) 33.2 42 19 18 18 17 6 4.81
2010 (17-7) 173.2 142 55 45 67 120 9 2.33
2009 (7-4) 92.0 91 44 43 36 68 13 4.21
Last 7 GS 3-3 41.2 47 20 19 19 22 6 4.10 47
2011-05-02 LAA W 6.2 8 2 2 2 2 0 107 50
2011-04-26 @BAL L 6.2 12 4 4 2 5 0 104 37
2011-04-20 @OAK W 5.1 6 1 1 4 2 1 102 50
2011-04-15 TOR ND 5.0 3 3 3 5 3 0 94 47
2011-04-09 NYY L 3.2 8 5 4 3 2 1 92 26
2011-04-03 @TEX L 6.1 5 4 4 2 3 4 86 48
2010-09-27 @CHW W 8.0 5 1 1 1 5 0 108 72
Last 5 v.MIN 1-1 12.1 13 9 9 6 11 0 6.57 44
2010-05-19 MIN W 8.0 5 2 2 1 7 0 104 70
2008-05-12 @MIN L 4.1 8 7 7 5 4 0 89 18
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:    8-9    Road:    6-9    ExtrInn: 1-1 
 vsRHP:  10-11   vsLHP:   4-7    1-Run:   2-5 
 vsEast:  6-6    vsCntrl: 0-4    vsWest:  8-8  IL: 0-0 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
 32 Fri, May  6   MIN  L   2-9       14-18  5th  5.0 gb
 31 Thu, May  5   LAA  L   0-11      14-17  4th  4.0 gb
 30 Wed, May  4   LAA  L   3-5 (13)  14-16  4th  4.0 gb
 29 Tue, May  3   LAA  W   7-3       14-15  3rd  4.0 gb
 28 Mon, May  2   LAA  W   9-5       13-15  4th  5.0 gb
 27 Sun, May  1   SEA  W   3-2       12-15  5th  5.0 gb
 26 Sat, Apr 30   SEA  L   0-2       11-15  5th  5.0 gb
 25 Fri, Apr 29   SEA  L   4-5       11-14  5th  4.0 gb
 24 Thu, Apr 28  @BAL  W   6-2       11-13  4th  4.0 gb
 23 Wed, Apr 27  @BAL  L   4-5       10-13  5th  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 4-6    Last 20:12-8    Last 30:14-16
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Fri, May 06, 2011 MIN  9 @BOS  2        W:Scott Baker (2-2), L: Tim Wakefield (0-1), S: none

Thu, May 20, 2010 BOS  6  MIN  2        W:Jon Lester (4-2), L: Francisco Liriano (4-3), S: none
Wed, May 19, 2010 BOS  3  MIN  2        W:Clay Buchholz (5-3), L: Scott Baker (4-4), S: Daniel Bard (1)
Thu, Apr 15, 2010 MIN  8  BOS  0        W:Francisco Liriano (1-0), L: Tim Wakefield (0-1), S: none
Wed, Apr 14, 2010 BOS  6 @MIN  3        W:John Lackey (1-0), L: Kevin Slowey (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (3)
Mon, Apr 12, 2010 MIN  5  BOS  2        W:Carl Pavano (2-0), L: Jon Lester (0-1), S: Jon Rauch (5)
Thu, May 28, 2009 BOS  3 @MIN  1        W:Josh Beckett (5-2), L: Anthony Swarzak (1-1), S: Jonathan Papelbon (13)
Wed, May 27, 2009 MIN  4  BOS  2        W:Kevin Slowey (7-1), L: Daisuke Matsuzaka (0-3), S: Joe Nathan (8)
Tue, May 26, 2009 MIN  5  BOS  2        W:Nick Blackburn (4-2), L: Jon Lester (3-5), S: Joe Nathan (7)
Mon, May 25, 2009 BOS  6 @MIN  5        W:Brad Penny (5-1), L: Francisco Liriano (2-6), S: Jonathan Papelbon (12)
Season Series: 2011 - MIN over 1-0; 2010 - BOS won 3-2; 2009 - BOS won 4-2; All-Time - BOS leads 945-918

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2011 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed
MLB Best, Middle, Worst
Twins Batters (3.27 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.63 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 11.Buchholz
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
53.Hill*
G/S/vB
37.Okajima*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
41.Butera G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 61/54 .121/.164/.155/.319 .571/.285 .365 57/.306 0/0 0/1
12.Casilla# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 6/.167 83/61 .173/.232/.253/.485 .250/.585 .488 66/.468 2/1 0/4
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 6/.666 4/1.750 2/.000 3/2.334 ··· 4/.500 6/.000 28/.709 114/80 .240/.307/.356/.663 .945/.546 .665 87/.758 2/0 3/2
38.Hughes G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 49/35 .234/.265/.319/.584 .929/.441 .493 42/.636 0/0 1/0
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 3/.000 4/2.750 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 7/1.000 15/.795 119/80 .349/.403/.528/.932 .705/1.043 .983 92/1.011 1/0 3/0
33.Morneau* G/S/vP 6/1.000 4/.000 1/.000 2/no AB ··· 10/.311 7/.953 23/.864 100/66 .209/.280/.308/.588 .209/.795 .537 71/.624 0/0 1/1
24.Plouffe G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/3.500 5/5 .500/.600/1.250/1.850 /1.850 1.850 5/1.850 1/0 1/0
37.Revere* G/S/vP ··· 3/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 2/1.000 5/5 .200/.200/.200/.400 /.400 .400 5/.400 0/0 0/0
32.Rivera G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 4/1.500 / /// / / / /
2.Span* G/S/vP 4/1.250 5/.400 2/.000 1/no AB ··· 2/.000 3/.500 11/1.155 131/93 .298/.351/.372/.723 .641/.753 .737 97/.706 2/1 1/0
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 2/.000 53/42 .180/.196/.260/.456 .522/.439 .411 48/.462 0/0 0/1
19.Valencia G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/1.667 118/90 .226/.305/.340/.645 1.044/.517 .701 88/.697 1/1 2/2
IP 33.2 12.2 9.2 15.2 1.1 6.1 12.1 22.0 TOTAL .233/.296/.328/.624 .606/.631 .616 .658 12/3 14/17
ERA-K/9 4.81/4.5 2.13/5.0 0.93/7.4 2.87/9.2 0.00/13.8 5.68/4.3 2.92/11.7 5.73/3.3 4.42/6.9

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (7-6-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 156/.311 49/.174 39/.147 60/.222 5/.200 26/.227 51/.239 92/.253 .251  Kubel
 Span
 Revere
 Cuddyer
3/0/17/3
0/28/0/0
1/0/0/0
0/0/14/0
OPS .911 .572 .433 .572 .400 .638 .598 .797 .730
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 79/.833 27/.634 22/.581 31/.567 2/.000 10/.775 27/.491 52/.650 .720
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 77/.994 22/.500 17/.243 29/.571 3/.667 16/.552 24/.725 40/.989 .739
Home 73/.858 46/.566 22/.427 28/.332 5/.400 20/.498 26/.481 74/.836
Last 28d days 111/.799 36/.367 31/.472 43/.452 5/.400 26/.638 41/.531 71/.874
HR/SB/CS 6/3/2 2/1/0 0/2/0 0/2/1 0/0/0 0/1/0 0/0/0 4/0/1 32/35/11
Usage ····X··· X······· ··X··X·X ··Xoo··o ·X······ ··X·o·XX ··XX·o·· X·o··X··
RedSox Batters (4.09 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (5.10 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 52.Duensing*
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
37.Hoey
G/S/vB
56.Hughes*
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
15.Perkins*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
23.Cameron G/S/vP 1/.000 ··· 5/1.400 ··· 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 3/.666 36/14 .182/.229/.364/.592 .773/.308 .857 31/.647 0/0 2/0
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 5/.200 ··· 2/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/1.667 5/1.000 2/.000 128/88 .200/.244/.275/.519 .463/.545 .512 93/.583 5/2 1/0
7.Drew* G/S/vP 1/.000 1/.000 1/.000 2/.500 2/.000 2/.000 4/1.167 1/.000 99/76 .226/.343/.357/.701 .872/.644 .655 77/.679 0/0 2/0
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 2/1.000 4/.000 130/98 .277/.338/.454/.792 .526/.878 .827 95/.896 8/4 4/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/1.250 ··· ··· ··· 3/.000 3/.333 140/93 .305/.364/.477/.841 .584/.963 .794 105/.861 1/0 3/0
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 3/2.667 97/63 .337/.361/.522/.883 1.147/.730 1.021 85/.896 0/1 3/4
54.McDonald G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 22/7 .150/.227/.300/.527 .651/.286 .747 18/.575 1/0 1/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 2/.000 1/3.000 ··· 2/no AB ··· ··· 9/.347 5/.400 127/88 .284/.378/.450/.827 1.081/.719 .883 94/.864 0/0 4/
15.Pedroia G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 1/.000 2/1.000 1/.000 5/.400 141/95 .235/.348/.319/.667 .873/.572 .766 108/.572 3/1 2/1
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 1/2.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 4/.500 3/.666 69/53 .200/.246/.277/.523 .250/.610 .615 45/.547 0/0 0/1
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 3/.000 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 2/1.000 7/.286 9/.476 73/54 .215/.301/.292/.594 .888/.499 .819 51/.717 0/0 1/4
33.Varitek# G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 3/1.000 1/5.000 1/.000 5/.200 5/1.000 50/28 .140/.245/.186/.431 .325/.524 .468 47/.434 0/0 0/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP ··· 2/1.000 ··· 1/.000 1/5.000 2/no AB 6/.900 4/2.750 120/79 .237/.400/.484/.884 1.213/.711 1.036 87/.994 0/0 5/2
IP 34.0 4.2 14.1 4.2 10.2 8.1 10.0 14.0 TOTAL .247/.329/.386/.715 .774/.687 .785 .748 18/8 28/16
ERA-K/9 2.91/6.1 3.86/5.7 3.14/3.8 5.79/7.7 10.13/8.4 4.32/7.6 9.00/6.3 0.64/5.8 4.64/5.6

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (25-8-3)
 Varitek (10-3-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 142/.264 22/.267 56/.216 25/.417 53/.356 38/.207 48/.237 53/.234 .267  Drew
 Cameron
 Ellsbury
 Crawford
 McDonald
0/0/25/2
1/2/8/0
0/29/0/0
30/0/0/0
4/2/4/0
OPS .695 .788 .589 1.232 1.056 .636 .875 .621 .779
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 45/.512 10/.929 29/.776 11/1.455 23/1.035 19/.663 29/.710 24/.530 .778
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 97/.782 12/.667 27/.366 14/1.044 30/1.073 19/.588 19/1.166 29/.695 .780
Road 87/.757 11/.883 42/.725 12/1.409 24/1.300 21/.571 35/1.206 25/.593
Last 28d days 114/.681 21/.762 38/.692 25/1.232 37/1.105 25/.848 34/.938 44/.629
HR/SB/CS 3/1/0 0/2/0 2/0/0 2/0/0 3/0/1 0/0/2 2/2/0 0/0/1 34/20/8
Usage ······X· ·····o·X ··X····· ······X· ·····X·· ··o···o· X·····X· ··o··X··

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.