Rick Porcello’s defense of his American League Cy Young Award hasn’t gone as planned this season, but he did show some positive signs in his last start.

The Red Sox right-hander struck out eight and allowed three earned runs over 6 1/3 innings his last time out in a win over the Los Angeles Angels, and he’ll have a chance to build on that Wednesday night when he takes the ball for Boston against the Minnesota Twins.

Hear NESN’s Tom Caron, Tim Wakefield and Steve Lyons preview Porcello’s upcoming start in the video from “Red Sox Final,” presented by Plainridge Park Casino, above.

Thumbnail photo via Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports Images