Sox take Game 2 of series vs. Twins 20 May 13

BOSTON RED SOX (26-17) AT MINNESOTA TWINS (18-21)

SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2013 – TARGET FIELD – MINNEAPOLIS, MN


                                                                 

FINAL

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

LOB

Boston Red Sox

3

0

1

0

3

0

4

0

1

12

13

0

6

Minnesota Twins

0

1

0

1

3

0

0

0

0

5

12

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13

WINNING PITCHER:  Craig Breslow (1-0, 1.35)

LOSING PITCHER:  Scott Diamond (3-4, 4.99)

SAVE:  None

 

 

FIRST PITCH:  6:11 pm                          GAME TIME TEMP:   81 degrees, wind from S at 11 mph                               TIME OF GAME:  3:53                           ATTENDANCE:  36,967

 

HOME RUNS:     Oritz (6, first inning of Diamond, two on, one out, 2-2 pitch, 389 feet to center field)

                                 Ortiz (7, seventh inning off Swarzak, one on, no outs, 2-1 pitch, 389 feet to right field)

                                 Nava (6, seventh inning off Fien, one on, no outs, 2-2 pitch, 387 feet to right field)

 

PITCHING LINES:

BOSTON RED SOX

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Ryan Dempster

4.2

8

5

5

6

2

0

0

127/68

Clayton Mortensen

0.2

2

0

0

1

0

0

0

22/10

Craig Breslow (W)

1.2

1

0

0

1

0

0

0

18/9

Alex Wilson

2.0

1

0

0

0

2

0

0

23/16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINNESOTA TWINS

IP

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R

ER

BB

SO

HR

WP

PITCHES/K

Scott Diamond (L)

4.1

8

6

6

3

1

1

0

93/55

Anthony Swarzak

1.2

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4

3

0

1

0

39/17

Casey Fien

1.0

1

1

1

0

1

1

0

18/11

Ryan Pressly

2.0

1

1

1

2

1

0

0

35/17

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RED SOX NOTES:

·    The Red Sox defeated the Twins tonight, 12-5, giving them their fourth straight win, their longest streak since winning five in a row April 24-28…Boston is now 3-3 against the Twins this season and 7-6 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 win tomorrow to finalize the sweep in this current three-game set at Target Field to do so…since the start of the 2007 season Boston is 27-18 against the Twins.

·    Ryan Dempster did not factor into the decision tonight after allowing five runs on eight hits and six walks while striking out two in 4.2 innings…the six walks were a season high and the most since also walking six on September 23, 2011 at St. Louis…the 127 pitches tonight were the most of the season (previously 117) and are tied for the fourth most of his career…he last threw at least 127 pitches on September 13, 2011 at Cincinnati (128)…the last time a Red Sox starter threw at least 127 pitches was Jon Lester (also 127) on May 30, 2011 in 5.2 innings…the 127 pitches are tied for second most by a starter in Target Field history (Jered Weaver, 128 on 5/28/11; Derek Lowe, 127 on 5/15/12)…Dempster’s career-high is 130 on August 21, 2000 at San Francisco…the 4.2 innings were the fewest since going 3.0 innings in his final appearance of 2012, October 3 at Oakland.

·    David Ortiz (3-for-4) hit his sixth home run of the season with a three-run shot in the first inning off Diamond and followed it with his seventh home run, a two-run shot in the seventh inning off Swarzak…tonight marked his 40th career multi-home run game and the first of 2013, his last came on June 25, 2012 vs. Toronto…it is the 14th time in his career to hit one off a right-hander and one off a left-hander in the same game…he has three homers in this current road trip (five games) and he has at least one RBI in each of those five games (12 total RBI)…he now has a hit in all 10 of his road games this season, hitting .395 (15-for-38) with five homers and 18 RBI in those 10…the six RBI tonight tied his career-high mark, the fourth time having six RBI with the last coming August 12, 2008 vs. Texas…Ortiz is a career .500 (19-for-38) hitter with five home runs and 16 RBI in 10 games at Target Field…tonight marked his eighth career three-plus hit game against Minnesota.

·    Dustin Pedroia (2-for-3) extended his current hit-streak to 10-games tonight…over the 10 game streak he is hitting .410 (16-for-39) with five doubles, five RBI and 11 runs scored…he has reached base safely in 49 of his last 53 games dating back to September 21, 2012.

·    Daniel Nava (2-for-4) hit his sixth home run of the season in the seventh inning…the sixth home ties his career-high for homers in a single-season (also 2012).

 

TWINS NOTES: ­

·    The Twins lost to the Red Sox 12-5 tonight, ensuring the series loss…they are now 3-3 against the Red Sox this season and will look to win the season series for the first time since 2006 tomorrow…the 12 runs allowed by the Twins tonight were the second-most this season behind April 16 vs. New York-NL (16 runs)…the Twins fall to a season-high three games under .500 for the second time this season (alsoApril 13, 4-7)…Minnesota left 13 runners on base tonight, the most since leaving 14 on base August 23, 2012 at Texas.

·    Scott Diamond allowed six runs on eight hits with three walks and one strikeout in 4.1 innings…it was his second straight start allowing six runs after allowing just two runs in his previous two starts (13.0 IP)…after walking just three batters in his first five starts (29.2 IP), Diamond has walked six batters in his last two starts (10.0 IP)…the loss tonight is his second consecutive overall and his fourth straight loss at home in his four starts at Target Field…Diamond has not won at Target Field since July 27, 2012 vs. Cleveland, a span of 10 starts.

·    Joe Mauer (2-for-5) extended his hitting streak to a season-high 15 games, marking his longest since August 2-18, 2009 (also 15 games)…over the 15 games he is hitting .442 (27-for-61) with 12 doubles, 11 walks and five RBI…with one more game he will tie his career-long streak of 16 games August 4-24, 2008…with a single in the fifth inning Mauer now has 16 multi-hit games this season, eight of which have come during his streak…his 15 multi-hit games coming into today were tied for eighth in the AL.

·    Justin Morneau (2-for-5) has hit safely in 18 of his last 21 games, batting .353 (30-for-85) in that span…he has five multi-hit games in his last seven games.

·    Pedro Florimon (2-for-4) drove in two runs with two hits tonight…it was his second straight multi-RBI effort after also driving in two runs with a home run last night…he now has five multi-RBI games, which are second-most on the team behind Morneau (7)…he stole his fifth base of the season in the fifth inning tonight…the five stolen bags lead all Twins…tonight marked his fifth multi-hit game of the season.

·    Oswaldo Arcia (0-for-2) walked a career-high three times tonight…he has eight walks this season and four walks in his last two games…the three walks tied the Twins season-high for a player in a single game (Willingham April 6, Mauer May 13).

·    Ryan Doumit (2-for-4) doubled in the fifth inning, his ninth double of the season…nine of his 26 hits this year are doubles (35%).

·    The Twins reinstated right-handed pitcher Cole De Vries from the disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Rochester earlier today.