American League Game Summary - Minnesota at Boston|
(Friday, August 3rd)
Final Score: Minnesota 6, Boston 5 (10 innings)
Boston, MA (Sports Network) - Jamey Carroll drove in the winning run in the
10th inning as the Minnesota Twins took a 6-5 victory over the Boston Red Sox
in the second of four from Fenway Park.
With Vicente Padilla (4-1) on the mound, Darin Mastroianni led off with a
double that dropped between right and center. Brian Dozier attempted a bunt,
but popped it into foul territory down the third base side and Will
Middlebrooks made a nice diving grab, but Carroll then dropped a single into
center for the go-ahead run.
Jared Burton then worked a 1-2-3 bottom of the 10th for his fourth save of the
Carroll made a winner out of Jeff Gray (6-1), who got the final out of the
eighth to escape a bases-loaded game then worked a scoreless ninth.
Justin Morneau went 4-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored while Carroll also
had four hits for the Twins, who have taken the first two of this set and have
won six of eight overall.
Carl Crawford went 3-for-5 with a three-run home run and two runs scored and
Adrian Gonzalez also drove in a run and scored once for the Red Sox, who have
dropped three straight.
"We just couldn't find the bats when we needed them tonight," said Boston
manager Bobby Valentine. "We'll come back out and get them tomorrow, just had
some misses there."
Minnesota got on the scoreboard in the second inning as Morneau led off with a
double and later scored on a Mastroianni single, but the Sox got it back in
the bottom half as Crawford doubled with two outs and Kelly Shoppach followed
with an RBI single.
A four-run third saw Boston go ahead. Dustin Pedroia, Cody Ross and Gonzalez
all singled to push one across. After the next two batters recorded outs,
Crawford deposited a pitch into the bullpen in right for his third homer of
the year and a 5-1 lead.
Minnesota, though, answered in the fifth to tie the game. With the bases
loaded and one out, Josh Willingham walked to force in one run. Morneau
followed with a two-run single and Danny Valencia's sacrifice fly made it a
Boston loaded the bases with one out in the eighth, but the Minnesota bullpen
did its job as Tyler Robertson struck out Jacoby Ellsbury and Gray got Pedroia
to fly out and end the frame.
Minnesota starter Brian Duensing went six innings and gave up five runs -- two
earned -- on 10 hits while Felix Doubront lasted five innings for Boston and
was charged with five runs on eight hits.
In a pre-game ceremony, Marty Barrett, Ellis Burks, Joe Dobson, Hubert
"Dutch" Leonard, Curt Schilling, Joe Mooney and John I. Taylor were inducted
into the Red Sox Hall of Fame...Boston batted just 3-for-14 with runners in
scoring position and left 10 while Minnesota was 3-for-13 with RISP and left
11...Minnesota's Ben Revere went 2-for-6 with a run scored to extend his
career-high hitting streak to 17 games. He is 25-for-72 during the run. Denard
Span, though, went 0-for-6 and had his 11-game hit streak snapped.
08/03 23:56:13 ET