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Game Preview: BOS @ MIN, 8:10pm, Tuesday, August 9, 2011 @Target Field

RedSox, 71-43, 71-43 1st, 1½ up

SP: Erik Bedard (32, LHP, 4-7, 3.55)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. MIN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (4-7) 96.1 84 44 38 30 92 11 3.55
2009 (5-3) 83.0 65 29 26 34 90 8 2.82
2008 (6-4) 81.0 70 38 33 37 72 9 3.67
Last 7 GS 1-3 38.1 31 18 16 10 40 3 3.76 56
2011-08-04 CLE ND 5.0 7 3 3 0 5 0 70 46
2011-07-29 TBR L 1.1 3 5 5 4 2 0 57 26
2011-06-27 ATL L 7.0 4 3 3 1 5 2 106 61
2011-06-22 @WSN L 6.0 3 2 0 2 10 0 87 70
2011-06-15 LAA W 7.0 3 0 0 0 5 0 96 76
2011-06-10 @DET ND 5.0 3 2 2 3 6 1 96 56
2011-06-05 TBR ND 7.0 8 3 3 0 7 0 111 56
Last 5 v.MIN 2-1 26.2 27 13 13 15 23 0 4.39 49
2011-05-25 @MIN W 6.0 6 0 0 1 4 0 96 63
2009-06-07 MIN W 5.0 4 2 2 4 4 0 101 51
2009-05-10 @MIN ND 4.2 5 2 2 5 4 0 110 45
2009-04-07 @MIN ND 5.0 6 3 3 0 8 0 85 51
2007-08-26 MIN L 6.0 6 6 6 5 3 0 116 34
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-22   Road:   34-21   ExtrInn: 5-3 
 vsRHP:  45-31   vsLHP:  26-12   1-Run:  15-11
 vsEast: 30-13   vsCntrl:17-14   vsWest: 14-8  IL:10-8 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
114 Mon, Aug  8  @MIN  W   8-6       71-43  1st  1.5 up
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
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:22-8 
Twins, 51-64, 51-64 4th, 10½ GB, 19 GB in WC

SP: Francisco Liriano (27, LHP, 7-9, 5.03)

2011 Gamelogs / 2011 Splits / vs. BOS Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2011 (7-9) 111.0 103 66 62 59 93 11 5.03
2010 (14-10) 191.2 184 77 77 58 201 9 3.62
2009 (5-13) 136.2 147 93 88 65 122 21 5.80
Last 7 GS 3-2 38.2 43 24 22 20 32 4 5.12 46
2011-08-04 @LAA L 5.0 10 7 7 2 5 1 94 22
2011-07-29 @OAK W 7.0 6 2 2 2 4 1 102 59
2011-07-24 DET L 2.1 6 4 4 4 3 0 78 28
2011-07-19 CLE ND 6.0 4 1 1 4 5 0 99 61
2011-07-14 KCR W 7.0 7 3 1 2 4 0 106 57
2011-07-06 TBR ND 4.1 6 5 5 4 4 1 91 31
2011-07-01 MIL W 7.0 4 2 2 2 7 1 104 66
Last 5 v.BOS 1-3 19.2 24 17 17 9 27 3 7.78 42
2010-05-20 @BOS L 4.2 5 5 5 3 6 2 98 37
2010-04-15 BOS W 7.0 4 0 0 2 8 0 96 75
2009-05-25 BOS L 4.0 11 5 5 0 7 0 84 27
2009-04-22 @BOS L 4.0 4 7 7 4 6 1 74 28
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   26-29   Road:   25-35   ExtrInn: 5-4 
 vsRHP:  33-46   vsLHP:  18-18   1-Run:  22-21
 vsEast:  8-20   vsCntrl:22-20   vsWest: 13-14 IL: 8-10

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
115 Mon, Aug  8   BOS  L   6-8       51-64  4th 10.5 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
 Last 10: 2-8    Last 20: 7-13   Last 30:13-17
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Mon, Aug 08, 2011 BOS  8 @MIN  6        W:Alfredo Aceves (8-1), L: Glen Perkins (3-2), S: Jonathan Papelbon (25)
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)
Season Series: 2011 - BOS over 4-1; 2010 - BOS won 3-2; 2009 - BOS won 4-2; All-Time - BOS leads 949-918

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 (5.48 RS/G) vs. Twins Pitchers (4.86 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Liriano*
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 18/.778 4/.000 4/.500 ··· 3/1.667 3/1.334 11/.864 3/.000 214/146 .223/.261/.386/.646 .917/.524 .700 30/.643 11/2 5/10
13.Crawford* G/S/vP 12/.606 2/1.000 2/.000 1/no AB 5/.900 5/1.000 3/.000 ··· 364/246 .259/.294/.399/.693 .515/.777 .676 86/.803 13/5 7/2
2.Ellsbury* G/S/vP 6/.900 2/2.500 ··· 1/2.000 2/.000 3/.666 5/.500 3/.000 518/370 .319/.374/.516/.890 .767/.938 .864 117/.969 31/11 19/0
28.Gonzalez* G/S/vP ··· ··· 4/1.250 3/.333 2/1.000 4/.000 6/.533 ··· 514/345 .350/.411/.554/.965 .753/1.068 .943 111/.815 1/0 18/3
12.Lowrie# G/S/vP ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· 2/1.500 ··· 4/2.000 ··· 220/146 .270/.318/.400/.718 1.012/.560 .531 4/.500 0/1 3/11
54.McDonald G/S/vP 3/.333 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 96/33 .165/.260/.318/.578 .720/.315 .642 21/1.076 2/2 3/1
34.Ortiz* G/S/vP 3/1.000 1/3.000 ··· ··· 2/.000 10/.522 7/.715 3/.666 443/300 .295/.381/.548/.929 .982/.905 .855 95/.800 1/1 22/0
15.Pedroia G/S/vP 12/1.283 3/.000 1/.000 ··· 3/1.667 3/1.334 5/.400 3/.000 525/380 .311/.401/.479/.880 1.177/.770 .849 116/1.022 22/5 15/4
16.Reddick* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 159/134 .331/.377/.542/.920 1.005/.903 .980 89/.782 1/2 5/3
39.Saltalamacchia# G/S/vP 2/.000 1/2.000 ··· ··· ··· 5/1.000 4/.500 ··· 266/186 .257/.323/.477/.800 .645/.868 .805 63/.937 0/0 11/3
10.Scutaro G/S/vP 9/.333 1/.000 1/no AB 1/2.000 2/1.000 7/.286 10/.425 ··· 278/202 .280/.344/.376/.720 .700/.728 .672 90/.782 4/1 5/8
33.Varitek# G/S/vP 4/.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 11/1.273 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 111.0 37.0 48.0 28.0 31.1 30.2 45.1 59.0 TOTAL .282/.354/.458/.812 .812/.811 .765 .821 79/29 139/57
ERA-K/9 5.03/7.5 5.84/7.1 4.31/4.3 3.86/5.1 5.74/5.2 5.28/7.6 1.99/9.7 3.20/4.4 4.44/6.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Saltalamacchia (58-25-15)
 Varitek (44-11-5)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 486/.247 166/.273 196/.262 125/.240 153/.276 134/.235 175/.212 249/.236 .272  Ellsbury
 Reddick
 Crawford
 McDonald
 Aviles
 Gonzalez
0/109/0/5
19/3/22/5
85/0/0/1
19/5/17/1
0/0/2/0
0/0/2/0
OPS .713 .791 .715 .732 .803 .754 .538 .623 .757
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 108/.647 64/.863 100/.753 52/.612 71/.727 67/.633 70/.521 137/.532 .718
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 378/.731 102/.745 96/.674 73/.819 82/.875 67/.878 105/.549 112/.730 .789
Home 238/.702 93/.813 101/.732 49/.822 65/.829 66/.621 99/.581 156/.649
Last 28d days 125/.778 44/.704 37/.781 50/.724 54/.782 38/.747 41/.321 77/.508
HR/SB/CS 11/9/5 3/5/1 8/2/0 4/1/1 2/2/3 6/6/0 0/3/2 5/0/0 114/72/34
Usage ····X··· ·X·X··X· o··X··X· o··oo··· ·X··X··· o·X·o··· X·oX·o·· ·····X··
Twins Batters (3.90 RS/G) vs. RedSox Pitchers (4.20 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 23.Bedard*
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
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 26/.723 5/1.350 4/.500 3/2.334 1/no AB 8/.000 1/.000 461/322 .297/.364/.490/.855 1.159/.732 .889 111/.891 8/1 18/6
16.Kubel* G/S/vP 6/.167 5/2.550 2/2.000 1/.000 1/5.000 9/1.000 1/.000 289/190 .312/.360/.492/.852 .843/.857 .758 72/.951 1/0 9/1
7.Mauer* G/S/vP 18/.764 3/.666 1/.000 2/.000 1/.000 6/1.133 2/2.500 229/136 .285/.349/.343/.692 .530/.802 .696 107/.808 0/0 1/3
24.Plouffe G/S/vP ··· 3/1.000 1/3.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 125/92 .200/.288/.382/.670 .800/.622 .708 54/.639 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 ··· 3/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· 2/.000 ··· 285/182 .252/.297/.293/.590 .540/.618 .492 96/.532 19/5 0/6
2.Span* G/S/vP 12/.717 6/.666 3/.000 2/.000 1/2.000 3/.500 2/1.000 280/206 .271/.336/.353/.689 .734/.673 .725 25/.122 6/1 2/1
25.Thome* G/S/vP 22/.853 6/.000 1/no AB 3/.000 ··· 6/.000 9/1.222 198/152 .249/.354/.473/.827 .905/.804 .824 70/.904 0/0 9/
20.Tolbert# G/S/vP 6/.334 3/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 1/no AB 1/.000 177/127 .209/.259/.282/.541 .470/.547 .537 26/.745 2/2 0/3
19.Valencia G/S/vP 2/.000 2/.000 2/.000 ··· 1/no AB 2/.000 2/.000 446/327 .242/.287/.380/.667 .875/.592 .686 99/.637 2/4 12/16
21.Young G/S/vP 20/.250 ··· 2/1.500 1/3.000 1/3.000 7/.572 2/1.000 314/223 .263/.296/.357/.653 .623/.665 .654 97/.763 1/0 4/5
IP 96.1 76.1 46.2 53.1 30.2 47.2 38.0 TOTAL .250/.307/.362/.669 .695/.658 .677 .694 64/24 74/83
ERA-K/9 3.55/8.6 3.18/5.3 2.31/9.1 2.36/8.8 4.40/7.6 3.21/12.1 4.26/7.6 3.91/7.3

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Butera (32-15-4)
 Mauer (24-11-2)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 394/.232 322/.216 191/.210 205/.177 130/.230 193/.221 156/.245 .243  Kubel
 Cuddyer
 Young
 Repko
 Revere
 Plouffe
 Span
3/0/41/6
0/0/58/4
72/0/0/3
23/4/19/2
8/51/4/2
1/0/9/1
0/60/0/1
OPS .666 .646 .584 .545 .769 .590 .692 .699
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 111/.689 142/.615 81/.718 117/.655 62/.809 92/.521 63/.839 .689
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 283/.656 180/.670 110/.491 88/.391 68/.735 101/.655 93/.595 .708
Road 166/.618 112/.668 73/.479 100/.594 44/.499 89/.580 59/.745
Last 28d days 32/.795 74/.638 42/.602 41/.759 47/.864 37/.270 39/.642
HR/SB/CS 11/3/1 6/5/0 3/5/3 5/7/1 4/2/0 3/4/0 5/1/2 107/102/36
Usage ····X··· o·ooo··· ·o·X···X ·XX····X ·o··o·Xo oX···oo· ·XX·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.