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Game 3: Twins at Red Sox

By: Kelly Thesier/MLB.com

The Twins are set to close out a three-game set with their Fort Myers crosstown rivals, the Red Sox, at City of Palms Park this afternoon. It’s a split squad day for Boston so their manager Terry Francona is in Port Charlotte with the other half of the club to face the Rays.

And for those keeping track, the Mayor’s Cup race is now tied 1-1 with five contests (incl. today) remaining.

Twins (1-1)

Ben Revere, CF

Orlando Hudson, 2B

J.J. Hardy, SS

Justin Morneau, 1B
Jason Kubel, RF
Delmon Young, LF
Jacque Jones, DH
Brendan Harris, 3B
Wilson Ramos, C
Pitching: LHP Francisco Liriano

Others scheduled to pitch: Jeff Manship, Joe Nathan, Glen Perkins, Jesse Crain, Jose Mijares, Kyle Waldrop

Red Sox (1-1)
Mike Cameron, CF

Bill Hall, 3B

J.D. Drew, RF
David Ortiz, DH

Jeremy Hermida, LF
Luis Exposito, C

Aaron Bates, 1B

Angel Sanchez, SS

Gil Velazquez, 2B

Pitching: RHP John Lackey

Others scheduled to pitch: Michael Bowden, Manny Delcarmen, Brian Shouse, Joe Nelson, Junichi Tazawa

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Game 2: Twins vs. Red Sox

By: Kelly Thesier/MLB.com

The second of three straight games between the Fort Myers crosstown rivals will take place at Hammond Stadium this afternoon. It’s the home opener for the Twins and fans lucky enough to be in attendance will receive a free grapefruit as they exit today’s game.

As for the contest, many of the Twins new faces will be on display as Orlando Hudson, J.J. Hardy and Jim Thome all make their debuts for the club.

Red Sox (1-0)
Mike Cameron, CF
Bill Hall, RF
Victor Martinez, C
J.D. Drew, DH
Jed Lowrie, 2B
Lars Anderson, 1B
Ryan Kalish, LF
Yamaico Navarro, 3B
Jose Iglesias, SS
Pitching: LHP Jon Lester

Others scheduled to pitch: Tim Wakefield, Fernando Cabrera, Dustin Richardson, Ramon Ramirez, Robert Manuel, Randor Bierd

Twins (0-1)

Denard Span, CF

Orlando Hudson, 2B

Joe Mauer, C

Justin Morneau, 1B
Michael Cuddyer, RF

Jim Thome, DH
Delmon Young, LF
J.J. Hardy, SS
Danny Valencia, 3B
Pitching: RHP Carl Pavano

Others scheduled to pitch: Matt Guerrier, Clay Condrey, Jon Rauch, Rob Delaney, Alex Burnett, Anthony Slama

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Bring on the Games: Grapefruit League Opener

By: Kelly Thesier/MLB.com

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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