"We'll wait to think about that until we get back here on Tuesday," first baseman Justin Morneau said with a smile. "Then all of our focus will be on him."
Twins manager Ron Gardenhire knows that it won't just be the pitching that will be strong for Boston, as the Red Sox always seem to boast a tough lineup as well.
"It should be a good series with those guys," Gardenhire said. "They are always hard on us so, hopefully, we can keep up what we've been doing."
After picking up a series victory over the Orioles at home this past weekend, the Twins hope to add another to their total after these three games. The Twins have not lost a home series since April 18-20 against the Angels, and they are 5-1 in their last six games at the Metrodome.
MIN: LHP Johan Santana (6-4, 3.16 ERA)
Santana's given up two runs in his last two starts, which led to victories over the Athletics and the Mariners. Now, Santana faces a tougher challenge. In his career, he's 3-3 with a 4.06 ERA against Boston.
BOS: RHP Curt Schilling (9-2, 3.81 ERA)
Player to watch
Schilling continued his stellar pitching with his fourth win in five games, tossing eight innings while only giving up three-runs and four hits in his last start. However, three of those hits were solo homers. The veteran hasn't lost in more than a month.
Gardenhire has shifted his DH position around quite a bit of late and he might want to consider using Mike Redmond in that slot on Tuesday. The Twins backup catcher is 5-for-10 off Schilling in his career with a double and two RBIs.
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Wednesday: Boston (RHP Tim Wakefield, 4-7, 3.93) at Minnesota (RHP Brad Radke, 4-7, 6.17), 7:10 p.m. CT
Thursday: Boston (LHP Jon Lester, 0-0, 6.23) at Minnesota (RHP Carlos Silva, 2-8, 7.73), 7:10 p.m. CT
Friday: Minnesota (LHP Francisco Liriano, 5-1, 2.10) at Pittsburgh (RHP Ian Snell, 7-3, 4.75), 6:05 p.m. CT