Friday, 7:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Tyler Duffey (2-4, 4.79 ERA) vs. RHP Steven Wright (6-4, 2.29)
Saturday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
RHP Kyle Gibson (0-3, 6.10) vs. LHP Eduardo Rodriguez (1-1, 5.40)
Sunday, 1:10 p.m. • FSN, 96.3-FM
LHP Pat Dean (1-2, 4.75) vs. RHP Rick Porcello (7-2, 4.04)
The Twins are 8-10 all-time against Boston at Target Field but 5-1 the past two seasons. They went 5-2 against the Red Sox last year, breaking an eight-year losing streak in the season series. … 1B Joe Mauer is one double away from 350 for his career, a milestone that only Kirby Puckett (414) ever reached with the Twins. … Three of 2B Brian Dozier’s 82 career home runs came off Porcello, more than any other pitcher. … Gibson will be making his first start since April 22, after missing six weeks because of a shoulder strain and back stiffness. He has made one career start against Boston, pitching seven shutout innings on two hits in 2014. … The Twins won six of seven exhibition games this spring in Fort Myers, Fla., where both teams train.
Red Sox update
They have lost five of seven games to fall to second in the AL East behind Baltimore. They are 15-13 on the road. … Their hitters are enjoying one of the greatest starts in big-league history. They have scored an AL-high 342 runs, or 54 percent more than the Twins. … Retiring DH David Ortiz leads the AL in on-base percentage (.425), slugging (.728), OPS (1.153), total bases (142), doubles (26) and RBI (55), and is third in batting (.338) and home runs (16). … SS Xander Bogaerts leads the AL in hits (84), RF Mookie Betts is third with 75 and 2B Dustin Pedroia fourth with 74. … Boston has given up 272 runs, tied for fifth most in AL. … Craig Kimbrel has 14 saves in 16 opportunities. … Porcello is 8-9 with a 4.00 ERA vs. the Twins but 5-3 with a 3.69 ERA in Target Field.