Red Sox Vs. Twins Game 1 Lineups: Franchy Cordero In, Kiké Hernández Out

Nathan Eovaldi gets the ball for the Sox in the day game

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It’s a twin bill at Target Field on Wednesday, as the Boston Red Sox face the Minnesota Twins in a doubleheader Wednesday.

Both games will be seven innings, with the Red Sox eyeing their eighth straight win in the day game.

The Red Sox will make a handful of changes to the lineup for Game 1 after winning Tuesday’s meeting 4-2. Christian Arroyo will bat leadoff and play second base, as usual No. 1 hitter Kiké Hernández will get the afternoon off. Alex Verdugo moves from left to center, with Franchy Cordero playing left. Cordero will hit eighth.

Bobby Dalbec sits for Game 1, with Marwin Gonzalez playing first and hitting sixth.

Kevin Plawecki will bat ninth and catch Nathan Eovaldi, who will be opposed by Kenta Maeda.

First pitch is set for 2:10 p.m. ET and can be seen on NESN, with pregame coverage beginning at 1 p.m. ET.

Here are the lineups for Wednesday’s Red Sox-Twins game.

RED SOX (7-3)
Christian Arroyo, 2B
Alex Verdugo, CF
J.D. Martinez, DH
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Rafael Devers, 3B
Marwin Gonzalez, 1B
Hunter Renfroe, RF
Franchy Cordero, LF
Kevin Plawecki, C

Nathan Eovaldi, RHP (1-1, 1.46 ERA)

TWINS (5-4)
Luis Arraez, 3B
Jorge Polanco, 2B
Nelson Cruz, DH
Max Kepler, RF
Willians Astudillo, 1B
Alex Kiriloff, LF
Jake Cave, LF
Ryan Jeffers, C
JT Riddle, SS

Kenta Maeda, RHP (1-0, 2.61 ERA)

Thumbnail photo via David Butler II/USA TODAY Sports Images

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