The Red Sox open a three-game series vs. the Twins at Target Field on Monday night, with Tim Wakefield (6-4, 4.99) ERA once again looking for career win No. 200. This will be the third attempt at a 200th victory for Wakefield, who will be opposed by Scott Baker (8-6, 3.01).
After missing nearly two months with a shoulder injury, Jed Lowrie was activated on Monday. He will get the start at third base as Kevin Youkilis receives a day off for rest. Lowrie was 7-of-17 with four doubles and two walks during a five-game rehab stint in Triple-A Pawtucket.