Red Sox Beat Twins Thursday 11-5
The Boston Red Sox batted around in the 3rd inning, scoring 6 runs and went on to beat the Minnesota Twins 11-5 as every starter had at least 1 hit in the game. The Red Sox banged out 14 hits, including 2 home runs.
Tanner Houck made a strong case for staying in the starting rotation as he won his 3rd game and went 7.0 innings allowing 6 hits and 3 runs, striking out 7. He walked 1. He didn't allow a hit in the first 10 batters he faced, striking out 6 and walking 1.
Alex Verdugo led off the bottom of the 1st inning with a home run. It was his 1st career lead off homer, and the Red Sox' 1st since Jarren Duran did it on July 1, 2022 against the Chicago Cubs. Verdugo ended the game 2-4
Jarren Duran was 1-2, hitting a 2-run double. He drove in 3 runs. He's hit a double in each of the 4 games he's played since being recalled from Triple A Worcester on Monday. He's now 5-13 with 4 doubles and 5 runs batted in.
Yu Chang, reinstated from the paternity list, was 1-4 with 2 runs batted in.
Connor Wong was 1-4 with 2 runs batted in.
Masataka Yoshida was 2-5 with 2 runs batted in.
Kike Hernandez was 3-5 and Rafael Devers was 1-4 with a double driving in a run. He now has 16 runs batted in, in the last 12 games.
Boston heads out on a 9-game road trip with 3 games against the Brewers, 3 against the Orioles and 3 against the Guardians. You can listen to Friday night's game against Milwaukee with the pregame starting at 7:10 p.m. and 1st pitch at 8:10 p.m. on AM 1370 WDEA in Downeast Maine and 101.9 The Rock in Aroostook County.