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Game Preview: BOS @ MIN, 7:10pm, Monday, August 8, 2011 @Target Field

RedSox, 70-43, 70-43 1st, 1 up

SP: Tim Wakefield (44, RHP, 6-4, 4.99)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (6-4) 106.1 106 67 59 32 58 17 4.99
2010 (4-10) 140.0 153 92 83 36 84 19 5.34
2009 (11-5) 129.2 137 67 66 50 72 12 4.58
Last 7 GS 2-2 43.0 54 33 29 12 27 7 6.07 41
2011-08-03 CLE ND 6.2 5 3 3 2 6 1 99 56
2011-07-29 @CHW L 7.0 3 3 3 2 5 1 101 62
2011-07-24 SEA W 6.1 10 7 7 1 4 2 100 28
2011-07-18 @BAL ND 4.2 9 7 3 2 3 2 93 27
2011-07-06 TOR W 7.0 9 3 3 1 7 0 106 53
2011-07-01 @HOU ND 5.1 11 5 5 0 0 0 91 26
2011-06-25 @PIT L 6.0 7 5 5 4 2 1 86 36
Last 5 v.MIN 2-3 26.1 37 26 21 8 10 5 7.18 35
2011-05-06 MIN L 4.1 9 8 6 4 1 1 84 14
2010-04-15 @MIN L 5.1 10 6 5 1 2 0 98 27
2009-04-22 MIN W 7.0 5 1 1 1 4 0 102 66
2008-05-11 @MIN L 2.2 7 7 6 2 2 2 74 18
2007-09-29 MIN W 7.0 6 4 3 0 1 2 92 52
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-22   Road:   33-21   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  44-31   vsLHP:  26-12   1-Run:  15-11
 vsEast: 30-13   vsCntrl:16-14   vsWest: 14-8  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
113 Sun, Aug  7   NYY  W   3-2 (10)  70-43  1st  1.0 up
112 Sat, Aug  6   NYY  W  10-4       69-43  1st    Tied
111 Fri, Aug  5   NYY  L   2-3       68-43  2nd  1.0 gb
110 Thu, Aug  4   CLE  L   3-7       68-42  1st    Tied
109 Wed, Aug  3   CLE  W   4-3       68-41  1st  1.0 up
108 Tue, Aug  2   CLE  W   3-2       67-41  1st  1.0 up
107 Mon, Aug  1   CLE  L   6-9       66-41  1st  1.0 up
106 Sun, Jul 31  @CHW  W   5-3       66-40  1st  2.0 up
105 Sat, Jul 30  @CHW  W  10-2       65-40  1st  2.0 up
104 Fri, Jul 29  @CHW  L   1-3       64-40  1st  2.5 up
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:21-9 
Twins, 51-63, 51-63 4th, 10 GB, 18½ GB in WC

SP: Scott Baker (29, RHP, 8-6, 3.01)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (8-6) 125.2 116 45 42 32 115 13 3.01
2010 (12-9) 170.1 186 87 85 43 148 23 4.49
2009 (15-9) 200.0 190 99 97 48 162 28 4.37
Last 7 GS 4-2 42.0 37 11 9 9 37 1 1.93 60
2011-08-03 @LAA ND 3.0 5 4 3 1 2 1 77 36
2011-07-28 @TEX L 7.0 8 2 2 0 4 0 97 57
2011-07-23 DET W 5.0 3 0 0 1 5 0 82 65
2011-07-05 TBR W 5.0 3 1 0 1 3 0 62 61
2011-06-29 LAD W 7.1 6 0 0 1 9 0 119 74
2011-06-24 @MIL L 6.2 8 4 4 4 4 0 97 42
2011-06-18 SDP W 8.0 4 0 0 1 10 0 115 83
Last 5 v.BOS 1-2 25.2 30 11 11 5 21 6 3.86 52
2011-05-06 @BOS W 8.0 7 2 2 1 8 2 106 67
2010-05-19 @BOS L 6.0 8 3 3 1 4 1 105 47
2009-04-22 @BOS L 4.2 10 6 6 1 2 3 92 21
2008-07-07 @BOS ND 7.0 5 0 0 2 7 0 94 72
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-28   Road:   25-35   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  33-45   vsLHP:  18-18   1-Run:  22-21
 vsEast:  8-19   vsCntrl:22-20   vsWest: 13-14 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
114 Sun, Aug  7   CHW  L   0-7       51-63  4th 10.0 gb
113 Sat, Aug  6   CHW  L   1-6       51-62  4th 10.0 gb
112 Fri, Aug  5   CHW  L   3-5       51-61  4th  9.0 gb
111 Thu, Aug  4  @LAA  L   1-7       51-60  4th  8.0 gb
110 Wed, Aug  3  @LAA  W  11-4       51-59  4th  8.0 gb
109 Tue, Aug  2  @LAA  L   1-5       50-59  4th  8.0 gb
108 Sun, Jul 31  @OAK  L   3-7       50-58  4th  7.0 gb
107 Sat, Jul 30  @OAK  L   3-8       50-57  4th  6.0 gb
106 Fri, Jul 29  @OAK  W   9-5       50-56  4th  6.0 gb
105 Thu, Jul 28  @TEX  L   1-4       49-56  4th  6.0 gb
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, May 09, 2011 BOS  2  MIN  1 (11)   W:Hideki Okajima (1-0), L: Jim Hoey (0-1), S: none
Sun, May 08, 2011 BOS  9  MIN  5        W:Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-3), L: Carl Pavano (2-4), S: none
Sat, May 07, 2011 BOS  4  MIN  0        W:Clay Buchholz (3-3), L: Brian Duensing (2-2), S: none
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)
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 3-1; 2010 - BOS won 3-2; 2009 - BOS won 4-2; All-Time - BOS leads 948-918

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
RedSox Batters (5.46 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.83 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 30.Baker
G/S/vB
31.Burnett
G/S/vB
55.Capps
G/S/vB
54.Dumatrait*
G/S/vB
50.Mijares*
G/S/vB
36.Nathan
G/S/vB
15.Perkins*
G/S/vB
51.Swarzak
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
3.Aviles G/S/vP 10/.400 4/.000 4/.500 ··· 3/1.667 2/2.000 10/.956 3/.000 212/145 .226/.263/.390/.653 .932/.527 .722 28/.692 11/2 5/10
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 19/1.180 2/1.000 2/.000 ··· 5/.900 5/1.000 2/.000 ··· 359/243 .260/.294/.395/.689 .520/.770 .668 81/.792 13/5 7/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 12/.917 2/2.500 ··· ··· 2/.000 3/.666 4/.000 3/.000 513/367 .318/.374/.517/.891 .749/.947 .866 112/.977 31/10 19/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP 6/.834 ··· 4/1.250 2/.000 2/1.000 4/.000 5/.200 ··· 509/342 .348/.409/.554/.962 .741/1.069 .937 106/.797 1/0 18/3
54.McDonald G/S/vP 3/.666 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 96/33 .165/.260/.318/.578 .720/.315 .642 21/1.076 2/2 3/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 9/.778 1/3.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 9/.347 6/.334 3/.666 438/296 .288/.377/.534/.911 .965/.885 .811 90/.702 1/1 21/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 13/.398 3/.000 ··· ··· 3/1.667 2/1.000 5/.400 3/.000 520/375 .310/.401/.480/.880 1.177/.770 .851 111/1.033 22/5 15/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 156/131 .338/.385/.554/.939 1.005/.926 1.026 86/.810 1/2 5/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 8/.375 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 4/.500 3/.666 ··· 261/182 .254/.322/.462/.784 .653/.841 .769 58/.875 0/0 10/2
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 2/.500 1/.000 1/no AB ··· 2/1.000 7/.286 9/.476 ··· 274/200 .272/.338/.370/.708 .691/.714 .648 86/.746 4/1 5/8
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 4/1.250 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 6/.167 5/1.000 3/3.334 189/129 .228/.306/.407/.714 .776/.684 .762 39/.490 0/0 7/0
20.Youkilis G/S/vP 13/.763 2/1.000 ··· ··· 4/.750 6/.900 6/1.700 3/2.000 454/319 .270/.383/.487/.870 1.043/.799 .660 96/.721 3/0 16/7
IP 125.2 37.0 47.1 27.2 31.1 30.1 43.2 59.0 TOTAL .280/.353/.456/.809 .810/.808 .758 .807 79/28 137/55
ERA-K/9 3.01/8.2 5.84/7.1 4.37/4.4 3.90/5.2 5.74/5.2 5.04/7.7 1.85/9.9 3.20/4.4 4.42/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (58-24-14)
 Varitek (44-11-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 513/.244 166/.273 195/.264 121/.225 153/.276 130/.217 167/.203 249/.236 .270  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 Crawford
 McDonald
 Aviles
 Gonzalez
0/108/0/5
19/3/21/4
84/0/0/1
19/5/16/1
0/0/1/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .678 .791 .718 .703 .803 .721 .520 .623 .753
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 317/.734 64/.863 100/.753 49/.568 71/.727 65/.572 66/.442 137/.532 .709
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 196/.588 102/.745 95/.681 72/.800 82/.875 65/.874 101/.573 112/.730 .789
Home 200/.554 93/.813 100/.739 45/.752 65/.829 62/.547 91/.553 156/.649
Last 28d days 60/.679 44/.704 36/.804 46/.651 54/.782 34/.622 33/.185 77/.508
HR/SB/CS 13/4/5 3/5/1 8/2/0 4/1/1 2/2/3 6/6/0 0/3/1 5/0/0 112/72/33
Usage ····X··· X·X··X·· ··X··X·o ··oo···X X··X···· ·X·o···o ·oX·o··· ····X···
Twins Batters (3.89 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.19 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 49.Wakefield
G/S/vB
91.Aceves
G/S/vB
32.Albers
G/S/vB
51.Bard
G/S/vB
46.Morales*
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
35.Wheeler
G/S/vB
43.Williams*
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
41.Butera G/S/vP 2/1.000 2/.000 2/1.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 175/125 .172/.209/.264/.473 .655/.401 .477 35/.440 0/0 2/4
5.Cuddyer G/S/vP 28/.709 4/1.750 4/.500 3/2.334 1/no AB 8/.000 1/.000 1/no AB 457/318 .298/.365/.490/.856 1.159/.732 .892 107/.896 8/1 18/6
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 15/.795 4/2.750 2/2.000 1/.000 1/5.000 9/1.000 1/.000 3/.000 285/186 .305/.354/.477/.831 .843/.825 .703 68/.869 1/0 8/1
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 16/1.009 2/1.000 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 6/1.133 2/2.500 4/.750 225/132 .286/.351/.340/.691 .530/.803 .694 103/.810 0/0 1/2
24.Plouffe G/S/vP 3/3.500 2/.000 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 121/88 .189/.281/.368/.649 .800/.590 .663 50/.588 1/1 5/3
18.Repko G/S/vP ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 111/68 .245/.287/.265/.552 .675/.476 .631 10/.400 6/1 0/1
11.Revere* G/S/vP 2/1.000 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 284/181 .253/.298/.294/.592 .540/.621 .496 95/.538 19/5 0/6
2.Span* G/S/vP 11/1.155 6/.666 3/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 3/.500 2/1.000 1/no AB 276/202 .275/.341/.359/.699 .734/.687 .754 21/.145 6/1 2/1
25.Thome* G/S/vP 64/.613 5/.000 1/no AB 3/.000 ··· 6/.000 9/1.222 ··· 194/148 .248/.356/.473/.828 .905/.806 .826 66/.914 0/0 9/
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP 2/.000 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 ··· 174/127 .200/.251/.275/.526 .470/.547 .503 23/.666 2/1 0/3
19.Valencia G/S/vP 3/1.667 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 1/.000 2/.000 ··· 442/323 .244/.290/.384/.674 .875/.600 .700 95/.664 2/4 12/16
21.Young G/S/vP 19/.600 ··· 2/1.500 1/3.000 1/3.000 6/.666 2/1.000 ··· 310/219 .266/.300/.362/.662 .623/.678 .673 93/.798 1/0 4/5
IP 106.1 75.1 46.2 53.1 30.2 46.2 38.0 8.1 TOTAL .250/.307/.361/.669 .695/.657 .676 .691 64/23 73/82
ERA-K/9 4.99/4.9 3.11/5.4 2.31/9.1 2.36/8.8 4.40/7.6 3.28/11.9 4.26/7.6 6.48/6.5 3.91/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (32-15-4)
 Mauer (24-10-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 454/.259 317/.212 191/.210 205/.177 130/.230 190/.225 156/.245 40/.303 .243  Kubel
 Cuddyer
 Young
 Repko
 Revere
 Plouffe
 Span
3/0/40/6
0/0/58/4
71/0/0/3
23/4/18/2
8/51/4/2
1/0/9/1
0/59/0/0
OPS .783 .640 .584 .545 .769 .600 .692 .809 .699
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 190/.672 139/.614 81/.718 117/.655 62/.809 91/.527 63/.839 19/.743 .687
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 264/.862 178/.660 110/.491 88/.391 68/.735 99/.669 93/.595 21/.871 .709
Road 214/.808 107/.651 73/.479 100/.594 44/.499 86/.601 59/.745 10/.733
Last 28d days 109/.893 69/.610 42/.602 41/.759 47/.864 34/.294 39/.642 40/.809
HR/SB/CS 17/4/5 6/5/0 3/5/3 5/7/1 4/2/0 3/4/0 5/1/2 0/1/0 106/102/35
Usage ····X··· ·ooo···X o·X···X· XX····Xo o··o·Xo· X···oo·X XX·o···· ··o·X·o·

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.