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Red Sox Spring Training 2012: Sox Start Final Spring Training Homestand Against Twins

The Red Sox are down to their last two games in JetBlue Park this year, with their last Mayor's Cup match against the Twins kicking off the homestand. First pitch is at 1:35 p.m. EST, with NESN and WRKO providing broadcasts.

After a prolonged slide, the Sox have lost just one of their past five games to right the ship as the season draws near. With a 9-7 win against the Twins this past Friday providing them a 3-2 lead in the Mayor's cup, the Red Sox can secure sole possession of the trophy with a victory today.

While Vicente Padilla is out of the rotation race and in the bullpen, he'll be handed the ball for the start against Minnesota. Carl Pavano will take the mound for the Twins.

Unlike Saturday, which saw the Sox field a lineup composed entirely of backups and minor leaguers, Bobby Valentine and the Red Sox have shown up in full force for Sunday's game, featuring the starting nine we're likely to see on Wednesday against the Tigers.

Boston Red Sox (13-11)

  1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
  2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
  3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
  4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
  5. David Ortiz, DH
  6. Cody Ross, LF
  7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
  8. Ryan Sweeney, RF
  9. Mike Aviles, SS

Minnesota Twins (18-13)

  1. Denard Span, CF
  2. Jamey Carroll, SS
  3. Chris Parmelee, DH
  4. Ryan Doumit, C
  5. Danny Valencia, 3B
  6. Sean Burroughs, 1B
  7. Luke Hughes, 2B
  8. Trevor Plouffe, RF
  9. Ben Revere, LF