Twins open homestand with Marquis on mound vs. Sox

Twins starter Jason Marquis goes for his second win of the year as he faces the Boston Red Sox at Target Field tonight. Boston, off to a 4-10 start this year, has lost five straight.
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Twins starter Jason Marquis goes for his second win of the year as he faces the Boston Red Sox at Target Field tonight. Boston, off to a 4-10 start this year, has lost five straight.

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