Eduardo Rodriguez Looks To Bounce Back For Red Sox Vs. Struggling Twins

by NESN Staff

June 11, 2016

Eduardo Rodriguez’s last start didn’t go as planned.

The left-hander gave up four home runs in a 5-4 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays on June 5 in what was just his second start back from the disabled list. However, Rodriguez will get a chance to redeem himself Saturday against a Minnesota Twins team that’s tied with the Atlanta Braves for the worst record in Major League Baseball.

As for the offense, Sandy Leon will catch for Rodriguez and bat ninth, while Third baseman Travis Shaw was bumped down in the batting order to the No. 8 spot.

Here are both teams’ lineups for Saturday.

RED SOX (35-25)
Mookie Betts, RF
Dustin Pedroia, 2B
Xander Bogaerts, SS
David Ortiz, DH
Hanley Ramirez, 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr., CF
Chris Young, LF
Travis Shaw, 3B
Sandy Leon, C

Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP (1-1, 5.40 ERA)

TWINS (18-42)
Eduardo Nunez, SS
Joe Mauer, DH
Robbie Grossman, LF
Trevor Plouffe, 3B
Brian Dozier, 2B
Byung-ho Park, 1B
Max Kepler, RF
Kurt Suzuki, C
Byron Buxton, CF

Kyle Gibson, RHP (0-3, 6.10 ERA)

Thumbnail photo via Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Jun 5, 2016; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez (52) delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
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