UPDATE: Indians third baseman Jose Ramirez, hit by a pitch on the elbow in Game 1, is not in the lineup for the second game, but x-rays were negative and he could be available to pinch-hit.

    Here are the lineups for Game 2:



Kipnis 2B

Lindor SS

Bruce RF

Encarnacion DH

Santana 1B

Jackson LF

Almonte CF

Perez C

Urshela 3B


Merritt LHP




Dozier 2B

Mauer 1B

Sano DH

Escobar 3B

Rosario LF

Grossman RF

Buxton CF

Gimenez C

Adrianza SS


Slegers RHP



   Buddy Boshers’ latest stint with the Twins has been undone by a clogged schedule, and the Cleveland Indians.

    The left-handed reliever was optioned to Class AAA Rochester after Thursday’s first game, in which he faced four batters and allowed two runs. Boshers’ spot in the bullpen will be inherited by lefthander Nik Turley, who started three games for the Twins earlier this season.

    Righthanded hitters were batting .319 against Boshers this season, and the Indians capitalized by scoring five runs in Boshers’ two appearances in the series, totaling three outs. With seven games scheduled over five days, the Twins chose to add a fresh arm, and Boshers’ roster spot was the one they chose. Boshers has a 5.16 ERA in 27 appearances this season.

    Turley, who posted a 16.39 ERA in three June starts, is at Target Field, and will be in uniform for the day’s second game. Aaron Slegers, added to the roster as the designated 26th man as allowed during doubleheaders, will make his major league debut as the Twins’ starter.

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