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MLB lineups for Thursday, April 13th: Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa return for Twins

We provide updates on MLB lineup news, providing fantasy baseball and betting analysis on Thursday, April 13th.

Rafael Devers of the Boston Red Sox bats against the Detroit Tigers during the second inning at Comerica Park on April 8, 2023, in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images

There are just seven games on the MLB schedule today, highlighted by the Boston Red Sox trying to finally knock the Tampa Bay Rays from the ranks of the unbeaten and the 8-4 Minnesota Twins heading to the Bronx to face the 8-4 New York Yankees. We’ll have all the updates you need in this post as the day progresses with an eye on key injuries and absences.

MLB starting lineups: Thursday, April 13th

Oakland Athletics vs. Baltimore Orioles, 1:05 p.m. ET

Esteury Ruiz is back leading off against Orioles lefty Cole Irvin, while Carlos Perez will DH and Nick Allen gets a start at second for Tony Kemp.

Cedric Mullins is back atop the lineup for Baltimore against Adam Oller, while Ryan O’Hearn has been recalled from Triple-A and will make his Orioles debut. (Anthony Santander will miss another game with back soreness while Ryan Mountcastle starts at DH.)

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays, 1:10 p.m. ET

Rafael Devers will get the day off against tough Rays lefty Jeffrey Springs while Masataka Yoshida sits again as he nurses a tight hamstring. An already-depleted Boston lineup gets even thinner.

With a righty on the mound, Josh Lowe and Luke Raley are back in the lineup for Tampa, while Harold Ramirez starts at DH and Isaac Paredes gets a day off.

Philadelphia Phillies vs. Cincinnati Reds, 6:40 p.m. ET

Bryson Stott will lead off despite lefty Nick Lodolo starting for the Reds, while Christian Pache will spell Brandon Marsh and Josh Harrison fills the DH spot.

Nick Senzel is back off the injured list and slated to make his 2023 season debut in center field, while Jake Fraley and TJ Friedl will both sit against lefty Matt Strahm.

Minnesota Twins vs. New York Yankees, 7:05 p.m. ET

That sound you hear is the state of Minnesota exhaling as Byron Buxton and Carlos Correa are both in today’s lineup — Buxton as the DH.

Good news for the Yankees: Gleyber Torres is back in the lineup and hitting leadoff after missing Wednesday’s game against the Cleveland Guardians. Bad news: Still no DJ LeMahieu, as the infielder continues to nurse a tight quad. Oswaldo Cabrera will man third base while Willie Calhoun takes right field and the red-hot Franchy Cordero mans left.

Detroit Tigers vs. Toronto Blue Jays, 7:07 p.m. ET

The recently recalled Tyler Nevin will make his season debut for Detroit, batting second. Akil Baddoo is back in the lineup in left for the Tigers against righty Chris Bassitt.

Brandon Belt gets a start at first for Toronto with a righty on the mound, while Cavan Biggio will man the keystone and Alejandro Kirk catches.

Pittsburgh Pirates vs. St. Louis Cardinals, 7:45 p.m. ET

Ke’Bryan Hayes will take over leadoff duties from Ji-Hwan Bae, who slides down to the bottom of the order.

Still no sign of Dylan Carlson, who may need a stint on the injured list for his neck pain at this point, while Alec Burleson will hit second again and Nolan Gorman serves as the DH.

Milwaukee Brewers vs. San Diego Padres, 9:40 p.m. ET

Mike Brossesu continues to be an everyday player while Brian Anderson is out, and Garrett Mitchell and Bruce Turang remain solid DFS options against righties.

A righty on the mound means Nelson Cruz at DH and Rougned Odor in right for the Pads.