To all our readers, I just want to say thanks for a great season. We started these baseball blogs on Feb. 18, when we got to spring training, and as I’ve said before, we’re feeding off your energy now.
The good news is, we’re not going anywhere. The season ends today, but the offseason begins. La Velle, Howard and I will be staying right on top of the news and analysis. So keep checking back, as we get you geared up for spring training.
Twins lineup: Nick Punto SS, Brian Buscher 3B, Torii Hunter, Justin Morneau DH, Michael Cuddyer RF, Garrett Jones 1B, Rondell White LF, Matthew LeCroy C, Alexi Casilla 2B. Starting pitcher: RH Matt Garza.
(Note: Gardy said he’s going to let Rondell have one or two at-bats, probably the last of his career, and then play Jason Kubel. Garza is expected to go five or six innings, and Scott Baker could pitch in relief.)
Red Sox lineup: Dustin Pedroia 2B, Manny Ramirez LF, David Ortiz DH, Mike Lowell 3B, Kevin Youkilis 1B, Jason Varitek C, Coco Crisp CF, Jacoby Ellsbury RF, Julio Lugo SS.
Fenway Park. Scheduled first pitch: 1:05 (Central).