11:10 am
April 18

Twins @ Red Sox

Who will WIN this matchup?

Minnesota Twins (3-6)

@ Boston Red Sox (5-4)


Starting Pitchers:

Bundy (MIN): 1-0; 0.00 ERA

Hill (BOS) 0-0; 6.23 ERA


Current odds:

Minnesota Twins: (+120)

Boston Red Sox: (-143)


The starting line-up for the Twins is as follows:


The starting line-up for the Red Sox is as follows:

CF - Kiké Hernández
3B - Rafael Devers
SS - Xander Boegarts
DH - J.D. Martinez
LF - Alex Verdugo
2B - Christian Arroyo
1B - Travis Shaw
C - Christian Vázquez
RF - Jackie Bradley Jr.

LHP - Rich Hill

The Boston Red Sox will conclude their home-opening, four-game series against the Minnesota Twins with a Monday morning game on the Patriots’ Day holiday in Massachusetts. Boston’s traditional holiday game at Fenway Park will coincide with the running of the Boston Marathon for the first time since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Milton, Mass., native Rich Hill (0-0, 6.23 ERA), a left-hander, will start on Patriots’ Day for the first time. It will be a significant day for Hill, whose father — Lloyd Hill Sr., who ran the race 37 times — passed away on Friday at the age of 94. Hill began his third stint as a member of his hometown team with a Tuesday start in Detroit. He allowed three runs on five hits and struck out four over the first 4 1/3 innings of a 5-3 win over the Tigers. Monday will mark Hill’s first start against the Twins in his 18-year major-league career. He has pitched 5 2/3 innings in eight relief outings, posting an 0-1 record and a 9.53 ERA.

Garrett Whitlock pitched four hitless innings to win Hill’s first start before tossing the final 2 1/3 innings and striking out five in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Minnesota, clinching Tanner Houck’s victory and Boston’s first shutout of the year.

With Sunday’s 8-1 win over Minnesota, the Red Sox climbed above .500 for the first time this season.

Boston has 30 runs in its last five games, winning four of them.

Right-hander Dylan Bundy (1-0, 0.00 ERA), scheduled to start for the Twins on Monday, was outstanding in his debut last Monday against Seattle, allowing just one hit and striking out two over five shutout innings. Manager Rocco Baldelli called it a “masterful” start.

Bundy hasn’t been as successful when facing Boston, as his career record in 20 games (15 starts) is 3-9 with a 5.58 ERA. Bundy pitched eight shutout innings against the Red Sox on June 11, 2018, but he has allowed seven earned runs in two of his four starts since.

The Twins have been held to one run or no runs in back-to-back games for the first time since last Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

First baseman Miguel Sano has reached base in each of his past 13 starts against Boston after walking twice on Sunday.

StreakSmarter Pick
Boston Red Sox