The Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night, April 2nd, winning 8-5. Mike Napoli hit his 5th homer of the Spring. Rick Porcello pitched 4 innings in his final Spring Training start, allowing 1 earned run, 5 hits while striking out 3 and allowing no walks.. Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz and Pablo Sandoval all doubled for the Red Sox

The Red Sox sent down Jackie Bradley Jr. and Rusney Castillo to Pawtucket to start the season. That means the Red Sox outfield will consist of Hanley Ramirez in left field, Mookie Betts in center, and Shane Victorino in right field. Daniel Nava and Allen Craig will be the reserves off the bench.

The Red Sox and Minnesota will play another Spring Training game tonight, Friday, April 3rd at 7 PM in a game that will be broadcast on WDEA AM 1370. Opening Day is Monday, April 6th and the Red Sox will be at Philadelphia with the pregame starting at 2:20 PM