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BOSTON RED SOX (25-17) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (18-20)

FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                 

FINAL

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Boston Red Sox

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10

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11

Minnesota Twins

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WINNING PITCHER:  Alex Wilson (1-0, 1.46)

LOSING PITCHER:  Josh Roenicke (1-1, 3.92)

SAVE:  Koji Uehara (1)

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  7:11 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:   59 degrees, wind from E at 13 mph                               TIME OF GAME: 3:24                            ATTENDANCE:  30,210

 

HOME RUNS:     Florimon (2, third inning off Buchholz, 0-0 pitch, one on, one out, 350 feet to right field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

BOSTON RED SOX

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PITCHES/K

Clay Buchholz

7.0

4

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9

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110/72

Andrew Miller

1.2

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22/15

Alex Wilson (W)

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2/2

Koji Uehara (S)

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16/10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA TWINS

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PITCHES/K

Vance Worley

6.0

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99/61

Brian Duensing

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17/11

Casey Fien

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Jared Burton

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19/11

Glen Perkins

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18/12

Josh Roenicke (L)

1.0

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20/9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RED SOX NOTES:

·    The Red Sox defeated the Twins tonight, 3-2 in 10 innings, giving them their third straight win…the Red Sox are 3-1 in extra innings this season, 1-0 on the road…the three wins in a row is the longest streak since winning five in a row from April 24-28…Boston is now 3-2 against the Twins this season and 6-6 since the start of 2012…the Red Sox are in search of their seventh straight winning season against the Twins (since 2007), but would need a sweep in this current three-game set at Target Field to do so…since the start of the 2007 season Boston is 26-18 against Minnesota.

·    Clay Buchholz did not factor into the decision tonight after allowing two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out nine in 7.0 innings…he had not allowed a home run to the Twins in 38.0 career innings pitched before allowing a two-run shot to Florimon in the third inning with one out…it was the first homer allowed by Buchholz since April 3 at New York-AL (Travis Hafner), a span of seven starts without allowing a home run…since 2010 he has a record of 3-0, 3.05 ERA (38.1 IP, 13 ER) in six starts against the Twins…he has struckout at least nine batters in four of his nine starts this season.

·    Dustin Pedroia (1-for-5) extended his current hit-streak to nine-games tonight…over the nine game streak he is hitting .389 (14-for-36) with four doubles, four RBI and eight runs scored…he has reached base safely in 48 of his last 52 games dating back to September 21, 2012…he had grounded into just five double plays entering tonight, before he ground into two, one of which ended the fifth inning with runners on the corners in a one-run game…the only time in his career in which he grounded into two double plays in one game was April 12, 2009 at Los Angeles-AL.

·    David Ortiz (3-for-4) singled in a run in the first inning tonight…he now has a hit in all nine of his road games this season, hitting .353 (12-for-34) with three homers and 12 RBI in those nine…he has at least one RBI in four straight games (five RBI in those four) and at least one hit in five straight…tonight marked his first multi-hit game since April 30 at Toronto (13 games) while his three hits tied a season-high (two other times, last: April 25 vs. Houston)…Ortiz is a career .471 (16-for-34) hitter in nine games at Target Field….tonight marked his seventh career three-plus hit game against Minnesota.

·    Jacoby Ellsbury (1-for-5) stole his 13th base of the season in the seventh inning…he is 13-for-15 in stolen base attempts this season…it was his first stolen base in his last 11 games…despite the 11 games without a stolen base, Ellsbury came into today’s game leading the AL in steals.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins lost to the Red Sox 3-2 tonight in the 10th inning…they are now 3-2 against the Red Sox this season…the Twins extra-inning loss was the fourth of the season (1-4)…Minnesota is now 5-5 in one-run games on the season…the four hits on the night tied their season low, also two other times with the last being April 13 vs. New York-NL…they are 1-2 with four hits this season…the Twins have 33 doubles in their last 11 games and 44 total extra-base hits in those 11 games.

·    Vance Worley allowed one run, unearned, on six hits and three walks while striking out one in 6.0 innings tonight…it was his longest outing since going 7.0 innings on April 20 at Chicago-AL…tonight was the first start of the season to not allow an earned run…the three walks were a season-high…tonight was the second time in his last three starts to face the Red Sox (also May 6 at Boston) and in the two starts combined for a 2.45 ERA (11.0 IP, 3 ER) with 15 hits and four strikeouts.

·    Pedro Florimon (1-for-3) hit his second home run of the season with a two-run shot to right field off Buchholz to put the Twins up 2-1 in the third inning…Buchholz had not allowed a homer to a Twin in his previous six starts (35.2 innings)…it was the third home run of Florimon’s career, and the first with a runner on base…all three of his career homers have come off right-handed pitching…his previous two homers both came on full counts, tonight’s was on the first pitch.

·    Trevor Plouffe (1-for-4) hit his eighth double of the season in the third inning…he has 13 extra-base hits this year and five doubles in his last 12 games.

·    Justin Morneau (0-for-4) snapped his season-high 11 game hitting streak tonight…over the 11 games he hit .422 (19-for-45)…however, he has still hit safely in 17 of his last 20 games, batting .350 (28-for-80) in that span.

·    The Twins released left-handed pitcher Rafael Perez earlier today, making him a free agent.