LEADING OFF: Patriots' Day at Fenway, Twins still on pause

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Members of the Boston Red Sox health compliance crew stand at the entrance to Fenway Park before an opening day baseball game between the Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles, Friday, April 2, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A look at what’s happening around the majors on Monday:



The White Sox and Red Sox begin at 11:05 a.m. at Fenway Park in the annual Patriots’ Day game. Could mean early-morning batting practice for J.D Martinez and José Abreu.

The event usually coincides with the Boston Marathon -- in past years, fans in the Green Monster seats would turn around to catch a glimpse of the leaders while others headed over after the final out to cheer on the runners in Kenmore Square, about a mile from the finish line. This year, the famous race has been moved to Oct. 11 due to the pandemic.

Chicago ace Lucas Giolito (1-0, 2.55 ERA) is slated to start the series finale against Nathan Eovaldi (2-1, 2.08).


The Twins will continue coronavirus testing and contact tracing with the hope of getting back on the field Tuesday for a doubleheader at Oakland.