Boston 11, Minnesota 2

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 8:10 PM
Location - Target Field
Temperature - 71°
Umpires - Home Plate - Adrian Johnson, First Base - Gary Cederstrom, Second Base - Lance Barksdale, Third Base - Fieldin Culbreth,
Attendance - 33651

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Boston 3 0 2 2 3 0 0 1 0 11 18 0
Minnesota 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Boston 6-10 3-5 3-5 W2
Minnesota 5-13 2-6 3-7 L4

Recap


Red Sox 11, Twins 2: Mike Aviles had four hits and scored three times and David Ortiz homered and drove in three runs as visiting Boston won its second straight contest after a five-game losing skid.

Adrian Gonzalez and Aviles drove in two runs apiece and Josh Beckett (2-2) tossed six solid innings for the Red Sox, who have defeated Minnesota in nine of their last 11 contests.

After Boston scratched for three runs in the first inning, Ortiz gave Boston a 5-1 lead with a towering two-run shot off Nick Blackburn (0-2) in the third. The homer was Ortiz's third of the season and first off Blackburn.

Aviles belted a solo shot and Gonzalez added the first of his two run-scoring hits in the fourth as the Red Sox rolled to victory.

Beckett overcame three first-inning walks to improve to 4-1 in his career versus the Twins.

Josh Willingham ripped an RBI double and Justin Morneau had a bases-loaded walk for the Twins, who have dropped four straight games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Aviles' homer was his third of the season. ... Blackburn permitted five runs on eight hits in three innings. Matt Maloney replaced Blackburn and recorded the same numbers - although the former lasted only 1 2/3 innings.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Boston   Minnesota
Josh Beckett Player Nick Blackburn
Win W/L Loss
6.0 IP 3.0
5 Strikeouts 2
5 Hits 8
3.00 ERA 15.00
Hitting
Boston   Minnesota
Mike Aviles Player Josh Willingham
4 Hits 2
2 RBI 1
1 HR 0
9 TB 4
.800 Avg 1.000

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Boston 18 2 30 .409 21 9 11 3 0 0
Minnesota 6 0 10 .182 16 8 2 3 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Minnesota will play their next game at home against Boston. The Twins have a W/L % of .200 after a win and .308 after a loss.
  • Boston will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .300 after a loss.
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