Minnesota 6, Boston 1

Date - Tuesday, May 7, 2013 7:10 PM
Location - Fenway Park
Temperature - 64°
Umpires - Home Plate - Jeff Nelson, First Base - Ed Hickox, Second Base - Lance Barksdale, Third Base - Cory Blaser,
Attendance - 30549

Final Scoring Summary

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

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Minnesota 14-15 7-6 7-9 W1
Boston 21-12 12-6 9-6 L1

Recap

Twins 6, Red Sox 1: Scott Diamond allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings and Ryan Doumit homered as visiting Minnesota evened the series with Boston.

Joe Mauer doubled in a run and Justin Morneau and Trevor Plouffe each added an RBI single during a four-run rally in the eighth that put the game away. Diamond (3-2) struck out two and did not walk a batter in his longest outing of the season.

Ryan Dempster (2-3) started for the Red Sox and allowed two earned runs while striking out eight in seven-plus innings. Jarrod Saltalamacchia homered in the ninth and David Ortiz had one of Boston’s four hits to extend his hitting streak to 27 games dating back to last season.

The Twins snapped a scoreless draw in the fifth when Wilkin Ramirez slapped a sharp RBI single through a drawn-in infield. Doumit sent an opposite-field blast over the Green Monster in the seventh that was upheld upon review for his first homer to make it a 2-0 gap.

Minnesota opened things up in the eighth with some help from the Red Sox defense. Third baseman Pedro Ciriaco, who had taken over for an injured Will Middlebrooks earlier in the game, made back-to-back errors to help the Twins get started, and left-hander Craig Breslow failed to retire any of the four batters he faced after coming in for Dempster.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Boston C David Ross and Middlebrooks were injured on the same play in foul territory in the fifth, when both charged toward the wall and went into a slide. Middlebrooks made the catch but got spun around as Ross hit him in the ribs. Ross left with a leg injury and Middlebrooks was pulled with right side pain in the seventh. … The Red Sox placed RHP Joel Hanrahan (forearm) on the 15-day disabled list and RHP Allen Webster, who will start on Wednesday, was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket. … Mauer has recorded four doubles in the last three games.

Top Game Performances

Starting Pitchers
Minnesota   Boston
Scott Diamond Player Ryan Dempster
Win W/L Loss
7.0 IP 7.0
2 Strikeouts 8
3 Hits 5
0.00 ERA 2.57
Hitting
Minnesota   Boston
Ryan Doumit Player Jarrod Saltalamacchia
2 Hits 1
1 RBI 1
1 HR 1
6 TB 4
.500 Avg .500

Team Stats Summary

Team Hits HR TB Avg LOB K RBI BB SB Errors
Minnesota 8 1 13 .222 17 9 5 3 0 0
Boston 4 1 7 .138 10 3 1 2 0 3

Upcoming Games

  • Boston will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Red Sox have a W/L % of .636 after a win and .636 after a loss.
  • Minnesota will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Twins have a W/L % of .538 after a win and .438 after a loss.