Josh Willingham is headed to Class AAA Rochester for a rehabilitation assignment after taking batting practice before today's game against the Red Sox. Willingham will be there as long as he needs to get his bat going, which could be a few days or a couple weeks.

The Twins have a chance to win the three-game series today. That would give them back-to-back series wins against the defending World Series champs and the defending AL Central division champs.

Rigththander Phil Hughes guns for his five straight victory today.

I'm at the park today, but I'm working on some other projects. Today's guest reporter-blogger is the one and only Master Tesfatsion. Follow him on this blog and on twitter at @masterstrib.

Red Sox

Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Big Papi, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Jonny Gomes, RF
Mike Carp, LF
David Ross, C
Will Middlebrooks, 3B
Jackie Bradley, Jr., CF

Clay Buchholz, RHP


Brian Dozier, 2B - today his birthday
Joe Mauer, DH - .385 v Buchholz
Trevor Plouffe, 3B
Chris Colabello, 1B
Jason Kubel, LF
Kurt Suzuki, C - 6 for 12 v Buchholz
Chris Parmelee, RF
Aaron Hicks, CF
Eduardo Escobar, SS

Phil Hughes, RHP

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