On Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox open a three-game series on the road with the Minnesota Twins.
The Red Sox on Sunday beat the Seattle Mariners 9-3 to split a four-game series with the Mariners. Boston hit three home runs in the win off the bats of Xander Bogaerts, Jackie Bradley Jr. and Rafael Devers. Boston starts the week tied with the New York Yankees atop the American League East.
Minnesota lost to Cleveland 4-1 on Sunday. The Twins will have their hands full with the Red Sox as they will face Chris Sale, David Price and Rick Porcello, who have a combined record this season of 22-8. The Twins are 31-37 but remain just five games out of first in the AL Central.
Mookie Betts leads Boston with a .340 batting average. J.D. Martinez is the team leader in hits with 82, in home runs with 22 and RBIs with 55. Boston has a team batting average of .261 while opposing hitters are averaging .228 at the plate against Red Sox pitching. On Tuesday, the Red Sox will send Chris Sale to the mound. The left-hander this season is 6-4 with an ERA of 2.75, 129 Ks and 26 BBs.
Eddie Rosario leads the Twins with a .321 batting average and team highs in hits with 87, home runs with 16 and RBIs with 46. Minnesota has a team batting average of .240 while opposing hitters are averaging .248 at the plate against Twins pitching. On Tuesday, Minnesota will send Jose Berrios to the mound. The right-hander this season is 7-5 with an ERA of 3.51, 91 Ks and 15 BBs.