It's a glorious morning here at Target Field. And it promises to be an even better afternoon. Why aren't you here?

The Twins are going for their first sweep of Boston since 2006.

They have scored first in nine straight games and have scored in the first inning in seven of their last eight.

They have scored exactly 100 runs in the first three innings, tied with Texas for the best in baseball.

They have walked 107 batters for the season, tied for the second fewest in baseball.

Phil Hughes has not lost since April 24 at Seattle - and he gave up two runs over eight innings in that game. He has not lost in his last five outings and has pitched into the seventh inning in his last three.

But Mike Napoli (.400), David Ortiz (.345) and Dustin Pedroia (.314) have had success against him.

Torii Hunter is batti ng .429 against Rick Porcello, and Brian Dozier is batting .292 with three home runs against him.

Red Sox

Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Mookie Betts, CF
Pablo Sandoval, 3B
Hanley Ramirez, LF
David Ortiz, DH
Mike Napoli, 1B
Xander Boagaerts, SS
Brock Holt, RF
Blake Swihart, C

Rick Porcello, RHP


Brian Dozier, 2B
Torii Hunter, RF
Joe Mauer, 1B
Trevor Plouffe, 3B
Eduardo Escobar, DH
Eddie Rosario, LF
Chris Herrmann, C
Aaron Hicks, CF
Danny Santana, SS

Phil Hughes, RHP

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