The Boston Red Sox pitching staff held the Minnesota Twins to just 2 hits, but lost the game 2-1 on Thursday, September 6th. Rafael Devers, trying to score the tying run on JD Martinez's double, was gunned down at the plate to end the game.

The Red Sox pitchers allowed 9 walks. Nathan Eovaldi went 5 innings allowing 1 run on 1 hit, striking out 3 and walking 4. Andrew Cashner took the loss, walking 3 in the 7th inning.

Mookie Betts was 2-4, hitting a homer in his 2nd straight game. He also hit his 40th double of the season.

The loss dropped the Red Sox 6.5 games out of the 2nd Wild Card spot. They open a 4 game series against the New York Yankees Friday night. Their tragic number for elimination from the playoffs is 17 games.

Prior to the game, the Red Sox announced that David Price would skip his scheduled start because of lingering issues with his wrist. Also that Michael Chavis would not return from the Injured List this weekend  because of a right oblique injury. Chavis may be shut down for the rest of the season.

The Red Sox plan on making Friday's and Saturday's games against the Yankees "bullpen games", as Price and Sale are unavailable. They plan on starting Jhoulys Chacin on Friday night. Pregame starts at 6:10 with the 1st pitch at 7:10. Hear this and every Red Sox  game on  AM 1370 WDEA in the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle.

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