Boston 9, Minnesota 5

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, May 8, 2011 1:35 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 55°
Umpires - Home Plate - Chad Fairchild, First Base - Joe West, Second Base - Angel Hernandez, Third Base - Paul Schrieber,
Attendance - 37526

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 8 3
Boston 0 1 4 0 2 0 2 0 9 14 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 12-20 4-6 8-14 L2
Boston 16-18 10-9 6-9 W2

Recap

Adrian Gonzalez belted a home run among his three hits and Jacoby Ellsbury stretched his hitting streak to 17 games with three more hits as the Boston Red Sox recorded a 9-5 home victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.

Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-3) picked up the win by allowing four runs on five hits in six innings.

The Twins scored three times in the first inning off Matsuzaka, highlighted by a two-run double by Jason Kubel. Matsuzaka settled down and permitted just a solo homer by Danny Valencia the rest of the way.

Boston got a run in the second inning and added four more in the third and never trailed again. Gonzalez, J.D. Drew and Jed Lowrie all had two RBIs for Boston, which won its second straight game.

Carl Pavano (2-4) was roughed up for seven runs on 10 hits in five innings to take the loss.

Boston finished with 14 hits in the game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Boston
Carl Pavano Player Daisuke Matsuzaka
Loss W/L Win
5.0 IP 6.0
0 Strikeouts 4
10 Hits 5
12.60 ERA 6.00
Hitting
Minnesota   Boston
Jason KubelPlayer Adrian Gonzalez
3 Hits 3
2 RBI 2
0 HR 1
3 TB 6
.750 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 8 1 12 .235 13 8 5 2 2 3
Boston 14 1 22 .368 14 3 8 1 1 0

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .389 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Twins have a W/L % of .385 after a win and .368 after a loss.
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