Bring on the Games: Grapefruit League Opener

By: Kelly Thesier/

Here are the lineups for tonight’s Grapefruit League Opener for the Twins vs. the Red Sox at City of Palms Park in Fort Myers, Fla. It’s also the start of the Mayor’s Cup competition between the two clubs with seven matchups between them this spring (three of which will take place this weekend).

Denard Span, CF
Alexi Casilla, 2B
Jason Kubel, DH
Michael Cuddyer, 1B
Jacque Jones, LF
Brendan Harris, 3B
Brock Peterson, 1B
Drew Butera, C
Matt Tolbert, SS
Pitching: RHP Nick Blackburn

Others scheduled to pitch: Kevin Slowey, Pat Neshek, Mike Maroth, Deolis Guerra, Jose Lugo, Kyle Waldrop

Red Sox
Jacoby Ellsbury, LF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
David Ortiz, DH
Kevin Youkilis, 1B
Adrian Beltre, 3B
Marco Scutaro, SS
Jeremy Hermida, RF
Josh Reddick, CF
Dusty Brown, C
Pitching: RHP Josh Beckett

Others scheduled to pitch: Jonathan Papelbon, Hideki Okajima, Daniel Bard, Ramon Ramirez, Brian Shouse, Scott Atchison

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