Red Sox Vs. Twins Game 2 Lineups: Kiké Hernández Returns To Top Of Order

Hernández started Game 1 on the bench but featured toward the end

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Will Kiké Hernández be the spark that keeps the Boston Red Sox burning hot at the expense of the Minnesota Twins?

The center fielder returns to the top of Boston’s batting order for the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader at Target Field. The Red Sox beat the Twins 3-2 earlier to extend their winning streak to eight. Hernandez started Game 1 on the bench and entered late in the game as a pinch hitter and center fielder. He starts Game 2 and will patrol the same position in the outfield.

Christian Vazquez also returns to the starting lineup. He’ll replace Kevin Plawecki as catcher and bat sixth. First baseman Bobby Dalbec will bat eighth.

Eduardo Rodriguez is Boston’s starting pitcher and he seeks a second win in as many outings this season. The Twins will counter with José Berríos.

First pitch is set for 5:25 p.m. ET and can be seen on NESN.

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

RED SOX (8-3)
Kiké Hernández, CF
Alex Verdugo, RF
J.D. Martinez, DH
Xander Bogaerts, SS
Rafael Devers, 3B
Christian Vazquez, C
Marwin Gonzalez, 2B
Bobby Dalbec, 1B
Franchy Cordero, LF

Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP (1-0, 5.40 ERA)

TWINS (5-5)
Mitch Garver, C
Josh Donaldson, 3B
Nelson Cruz, DH
Kyle Garlick, LF
Jorge Polanco, SS
Luis Arraez, 2B
Miguel Sano, 1B
Max Kepler, RF
Jake Cave, CF

José Berríos, RHP (2-0, 1.54 ERA)

Thumbnail photo via Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports Images

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