Spring training is basically 30-something fake games before the 162 real ones.

Then there are days like today when teams need to look at pitchers and get together for really fake games, called B games. The Twins and Red Sox will play such a game today at 1 p.m. Eastern so they can evaluate some of their pitchers.

The Twins also will have a simulated game on one of the back fields here. They will go over various game situations, kind of a final exam on all the stuff they've worked on over the last week-and-a-half.

So there will be a lot going on today.

Red Sox lineup: Iglesias (6), Lin (RF), Lavarnway (C),  Kroeger (DH), Middlebrooks (3B), Anderson (1B), Repko (CF), Tejeda (2B), Hassan (LF). Pitching: Bard, RHP 

Twins lineup: Revere (LF) Chang (2B), Tosoni (RF), Benson (CF), Dinkelman (DH), Bates (1B), Dozier (SS), Towles (C), Florimon (2B). Pitching: Baker, RHP

Other note:

Carl Pavano will throw in the bullpen today and start in Saturday's spring opener against Tampa Bay




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