Red Sox start 4-game series with the Twins
Minnesota Twins (1-4) vs. Boston Red Sox (3-3)
Boston; Friday, 2:10 p.m. EDT
PITCHING PROBABLES: Twins: Joe Ryan (0-1, 4.50 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, four strikeouts); Red Sox: Nick Pivetta (0-1, 6.35 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, four strikeouts)
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Red Sox -124, Twins +104; over/under is 10 runs
BOTTOM LINE: The Boston Red Sox host the Minnesota Twins to begin a four-game series.
Boston had a 92-70 record overall and a 49-32 record at home last season. The Red Sox pitching staff averaged 9.7 strikeouts per nine innings while giving up 4.6 runs per game in the 2021 season.
Minnesota went 73-89 overall and 35-46 on the road a season ago. The Twins averaged 8.1 hits per game in the 2021 season with 3.2 extra base hits per game.
INJURIES: Red Sox: Chris Sale: 60-Day IL (rib), Josh Taylor: 10-Day IL (back), James Paxton: 60-Day IL (elbow)
Twins: Alex Kirilloff: 10-Day IL (wrist), Jorge Alcala: 10-Day IL (elbow), Kenta Maeda: 60-Day IL (elbow), Randy Dobnak: 60-Day IL (undisclosed)