The Boston Red Sox lost their Fenway Park home opener to the Minnesota Twins 8-4 on Friday afternoon, April 15th. They have lost their opening game in each of the 1st 3 series of the 2022 season.

Nick Pivetta lost his 2nd game of the season. He lasted just 2 innings, allowing 5 hits and 4 runs. He struck out 2 and walked 2. He gave up a 2-run homer to Miguel Sano in the 2nd inning.

Phillips Valdez came on and pitched 2 innings. He didn't allow a hit, facing 8 batters. He struck out 4 and walked 1. In 3 appearances in 2022 Valdez has pitched 3.2 innings and allowed just 1 hit, striking out 7.

Hirakazu Sawamura pitched 2 innings, allowing 2 hits and 2 runs. He struck out 1 and walked 2.

Ryan Brasier pitched the 7th inning, striking out the side, without allowing a hit or walk.

Austin Davis pitched the 8th, and he too struck out the side, although he allowed a walk.

Matt Barnes pitched the 9th, allowing 1 hit and 2 runs, walking 2

Alex Verdugo hit his 2nd homer of the season, a solo shot in the bottom of the 2nd.

Rafael Devers was 2-4 with a 2-run homer in the bottom of the 8th.

Jackie Bradley Jr. was 2-3 with a bunt single in the 5th inning and a double. It was his 3rd double in 2 games.

Manager Alex Cora on the game

Mo Vaughn and his son Lee threw out the 1st pitch of the game

The Red Sox remembered Jerry Remy before the game

The Red Sox and Twins will play game 2 of the 4-game series Saturday afternoon. Tanner Houck is scheduled to start for Boston. Pregame starts at 3:10 with the 1st pitch at 4:10 on AM 1370 WDEA.