Minnesota 6, Boston 5

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, August 3, 2012 7:10 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 88°
Umpires - Home Plate - Mark Wegner, First Base - David Rackley, Second Base - Wally Bell, Third Base - Mike Winters,
Attendance - 37285

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 X R H E
Minnesota 0 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 6 13 3
Boston 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 14 0

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 46-60 23-32 23-28 W2
Boston 53-54 27-31 26-23 L3

Recap


Twins 6, Red Sox 5 (10): Jamey Carroll went 4-for-4 and singled home the go-ahead run in the top of the 10th inning to lift Minnesota to its second straight win over Boston.

Justin Morneau also had four hits with two doubles and two RBIs to atone for a huge error as the Twins rallied from a four-run deficit to win for the sixth time in eight games.

Jeff Gray (6-1) pitched 1 1/3 scoreless innings for the win and Jared Burton worked a perfect 10th for his fourth save to send the Red Sox to their third consecutive defeat.

Darin Mastroianni triggered the winning rally with a leadoff double off Vicente Padilla (4-1) before Carroll followed one out later with a single to right-center to plate the decisive run.

Carl Crawford belted a three-run homer among his three hits for Boston, which collected 14 hits but stranded 11 and wound up 3-for-14 with runners in scoring position

Capitalizing on an error by Morneau, Boston pushed across four runs in the third. Following Adrian Gonzalez's RBI single, Morneau dropped a routine inning-ending foul pop off the bat of Crawford, who drilled the very next pitch into the bullpen in right-center to make it 5-1.

Morneau helped make up for the gaffe with a two-run single in Minnesota's four-run fifth inning that deadlocked the score at 5-5.

Red Sox left-hander Felix Doubront allowed five runs on eight hits and four walks in five innings. Twins lefty Brian Duensing lasted six innings and gave up five runs - two earned - on 10 hits.

Minnesota second baseman Ben Revere had a pair of hits to extend his hitting streak to a career-high 17 games.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Boston RHP Josh Beckett (back spasms) was scratched from Sunday's scheduled start. Manager Bobby Valentine said it's "unlikely" Beckett will go on the disabled list. LHP Franklin Morales will start in Beckett's place. ... Morneau had four hits off Doubront and Craig Breslow to improve to 13-for-24 against lefties since July 19. He was batting .133 (13-for-98) against southpaws prior to that date. ... Red Sox DH David Ortiz (Achilles) took batting practice and did some running but said he will not be activated off the disabled list this weekend. ... Twins CF Denard Span went 0-for-6 and had his hitting streak snapped at 11 games. ... Boston honored its Hall of Fame Class of 2012 prior to the game. Curt Schilling headed the seven-member class that included Marty Barrett, Ellis Burks, Joe Dobson, Dutch Leonard, Joe Mooney and John I. Taylor. ... Friday's game marked the first time Morneau and Joe Mauer committed an error in the same game.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Boston
Brian Duensing Player Felix Doubront
No Decision W/L No Decision
6.0 IP 5.0
3 Strikeouts 2
10 Hits 8
3.00 ERA 9.00
Hitting
Minnesota   Boston
Jamey Carroll Player Carl Crawford
4 Hits 3
1 RBI 3
0 HR 1
5 TB 7
1.000 Avg .600

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 13 0 17 .325 20 6 6 5 0 3
Boston 14 1 20 .326 25 8 5 2 0 0

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .519 after a win and .472 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Twins have a W/L % of .444 after a win and .426 after a loss.