Boston 8, Minnesota 6

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, August 8, 2011 7:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 82°
Umpires - Home Plate - Marvin Hudson, First Base - Tim McClelland, Second Base - Ted Barrett, Third Base - Brian Runge,
Attendance - 40080

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 8 17 2
Minnesota 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 6 10 1

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 71-43 37-22 34-21 W3
Minnesota 51-64 26-29 25-35 L5

Recap


David Ortiz collected four hits, including an RBI single in the ninth inning that snapped a tie and led the visiting Boston Red Sox to an 8-6 triumph over the struggling Minnesota Twins on Monday.

Ortiz also belted a two-run homer and Jarrod Saltalamacchia hit a solo shot and added an RBI double for Boston, which has won seven of nine on the road.

Adrian Gonzalez hit a two-out single in the ninth off Glen Perkins (3-2) and pinch-runner Darnell McDonald scored when Ortiz singled against Joe Nathan two batters later, giving the Red Sox a 7-6 edge. Saltalamacchia followed with a run-scoring double as Alfredo Aceves (8-1) notched the win despite yielding a run in the eighth.

Jonathan Papelbon worked a perfect ninth for his 25th save in 26 opportunities.

Tim Wakefield was in line for his 200th career win as Boston rallied for four runs in the sixth to forge a 5-5 tie and scored on an error by Twins catcher Joe Mauer in the eighth to move ahead. But Jason Kubel knotted the contest in the bottom of the inning with an RBI single off Aceves.

Kubel finished 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBIs for Minnesota, which has lost five in a row both overall and at home.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Minnesota
Tim Wakefield Player Scott Baker
No Decision W/L No Decision
7.0 IP 6.0
4 Strikeouts 5
8 Hits 9
3.86 ERA 7.50
Hitting
Boston   Minnesota
David Ortiz Player Jason Kubel
4 Hits 3
3 RBI 2
1 HR 1
8 TB 6
.800 Avg .750

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 17 2 27 .425 13 6 7 1 0 2
Minnesota 10 1 17 .278 9 6 4 0 0 1

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Boston. The Twins have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .365 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .690 after a win and .512 after a loss.
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