The Boston Red Sox won their season high 6th game in a row, and now sit a season best 6 games over .500 (40-34) after shutting out the Central Division 1st place Minnesota Twins in Minnesota Monday night, June 18th in the 1st game of the 3 game series 2-0.

Rick Porcello was masterful throwing 7 innings and striking out while walking just 1. He scattered 4 hits. Colten Brewer pitched the 8th, and Ryan Brasier picked up the save, throwing the 9th after being reinstated from the Bereavement List.

JD Martinez and Xander Bogaerts were each 2-4, with each hitting a double.

The Red Sox remain 5.5 games behind the 1st place New York Yankees, in 3rd place. The Yankees shut out Tampa 3-0 Monday.

The Red Sox and Twins will play the 2nd game of the 3 game series Tuesday night. David Price is scheduled to pitch for the Red Sox with the pregame starting at 7:10 and 1st pitch at 8:10. ou can hear that game and every game on AM 1370 WDEA in the Ellsworth and Bar Harbor area and The Rock 101.9 FM, WOZI in Presque Isle