Red Sox Spring Training 2012: Sox Seek Third Mayor's Cup Win Against Twins

The Red Sox are off to an early 2-0 lead in the Mayor's cup, and will look to essentially wrap the annual spring training competition up Friday night as they welcome the Twins into JetBlue Park. First pitch is at 7:05, with WEEI providing a radio broadcast.

Boston will be looking for a better pitching performance than they received last night, when Daniel Bard allowed seven runs in an outing interrupted early on by rain. With Jon Lester on the mound, they'll have a pretty good shot at getting just that. It's taken the Sox' lefty ace a while to get into the swing of things so far this spring, giving up four walks in four innings in his last outing, but as he continues to get stretched out and warmed up, that should improve.

The Twins, meanwhile, will turn to Liam Hendriks, who was named the organization's Minor League pitcher of the year for 2011, striking out 111 batters to just 21 walks between Double-A and Triple-A.

Boston Red Sox (7-3)

  1. Jose Iglesias, SS
  2. Pedro Ciriaco, 2B
  3. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
  4. David Ortiz, DH
  5. Darnell McDonald, CF
  6. Josh Kroeger, RF
  7. Kelly Shoppach, C
  8. Lars Anderson, 1B
  9. Jason Repko, LF
Minnesota Twins (7-8)
  1. Alexi Casilla, 2B
  2. Jamey Carroll, SS
  3. Joe Mauer, 1B
  4. Justin Morneau, DH
  5. Josh Willingham, RF
  6. Trevor Plouffe, LF
  7. Sean Burroughs, 3B
  8. Joe Benson, CF
  9. Drew Butera, C

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