Sox send Twins to 2-7 homestand 20 May 13

BOSTON RED SOX (27-17) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (18-22)

SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                 

FINAL

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9

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Boston Red Sox

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1

1

0

1

0

0

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2

5

11

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11

Minnesota Twins

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1

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1

5

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6

WINNING PITCHER:  Lackey (2-4, 3.31)

LOSING PITCHER:  Hernandez (2-1, 5.85)

SAVE:  None

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  1:12 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:   80 degrees, wind from SSE at 13 mph                          TIME OF GAME:  3:15                           ATTENDANCE:  33,042

 

HOME RUNS:     Middlebrooks (8, second inning off Hernandez, none on, two outs, 2-1 pitch, 402 feet to right field)

                                 Pedroia (2, ninth inning off Burton, one on, one out, 1-2 pitch, 371 feet to left field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

BOSTON RED SOX

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PITCHES/K

John Lackey (W)

6.0

1

1

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5

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84/50

Andrew Miller

1.0

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1

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10/8

Koji Uehara

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2

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0

23/14

Junichi Tazawa

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2

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0

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2

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0

16/12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA TWINS

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WP

PITCHES/K

Pedro Hernandez (L)

4.1

9

3

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1

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107/70

Josh Roenicke

2.2

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25/17

Brian Duensing

1.0

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1

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20/11

Jared Burton

1.0

2

2

2

2

1

1

0

34/21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DELAYED GAME:

·    Today’s game was delayed at 3:30 pm in the bottom of the seventh inning for a total of three hours…it was the ninth delay due to weather in Target Field’s history and the first since July 13, 2012 vs. Oakland (10 minutes)…it was the longest delay in Target Field history, previous was 2 hours, 1 minute on July 1, 2011 vs. Milwaukee.

 

RED SOX NOTES:

·    The Red Sox defeated the Twins today, 5-1, giving them their fifth straight win, their longest streak since also winning five in a row April 24-28…with the sweep, Boston wins the season series 4-3 against the Twins…the Red Sox have seven straight winning season against the Twins (since 2007)…since the start of the 2007 season Boston is 28-18 against the Twins…Boston is 4-1 in series sweeps this season, including 2-1 on the road.

·    John Lackey allowed one hit and one unearned run while striking out five in 6.0 innings…today marked the third time in his career to toss at least 6.0 innings and allow just one hit, the other two being 8.0 innings on April 26, 2006 vs. Detroit and a complete game (9.0 IP) on July 7, 2006 at Oakland…he did not allow a earned run for the first time since July 9, 2001 vs. Baltimore (6.2 IP)…it was his first win since his second start of the season, April 28 vs. Houston.

·    Will Middlebrooks (1-for-5) hit his eighth home run of the season in the second inning with a solo shot off Hernadnez…nine of his last 11 hits have been for extra bases (7 doubles, 2 home runs)…of his 34 hits on the season, 19 are extra-base hits.

·    Dustin Pedroia (2-for-5) extended his current hit-streak to 11-games tonight…over the 11 game streak he is hitting .409 (18-for-44) with a home run, five doubles, seven RBI and 12 runs scored…he hit his second home run of the season with a two-run shot in the ninth inning off Burton…both of his home runs this season have come against the Twins (other: May 6 vs. Minnesota off Fien)…he has reached base safely in 50 of his last 54 games dating back to September 21, 2012.

·    Daniel Nava (2-for-4) collected his third straight multi-hit game, also going 2-for-4 in the first two games of the series.

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins lost to the Red Sox 5-1 today, their fifth straight loss…after being swept in this three-game series the Twins lose the season series 3-4 against the Red Sox and have yet to win a season series vs. Boston since 2006…the Twins fall to a season-high four games under .500…they had just 12 hits against the Red Sox in the three-game series…the Twins have been swept three times this season.

·    Pedro Hernandez allowed three runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out two in 4.1 innings…has six strikeouts over his last 9.2 innings…is now 0-2, 14.81 ERA (10.1 IP, 17 ER) in his three career starts against the Red Sox.

·    Joe Mauer (0-for-4) snapped his season-long 15-game hit-streak…it was tied for the second longest hit-streak of his career…over the 15 games he hit .442 (27-for-61) with 12 doubles, 11 walks and five RBI.

·    Trevor Plouffe (2-for-4) extended his current hit-streak to six games with his ninth double of the season in the fifth inning…it was the only hit for the Twins on the day against Red Sox starter John Lackey (6.0 IP)…today marked Plouffe’s seventh multi-hit game of the season and his first in this current six-game hit-streak.

·    Justin Morneau (1-for-4) has hit safely in 19 of his last 22 games, batting .348 (31-for-89) in that span.