Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Mike Aviles belted a three-run homer and
the Boston Red Sox held on for a 7-6 victory to complete a three-game sweep of
the Minnesota Twins at Target Field
Jarrod Saltalamacchia added a two-run double, Adrian Gonzalez and Cody Ross
each had an RBI and Dustin Pedroia finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored for
the Red Sox.
Clay Buchholz (2-1) gave up five runs on 10 hits and three walks over 5 1/3
innings and the Boston bullpen held it together the rest of the way to secure
the win. Alfredo Aceves survived a bases-loaded jam in the ninth to collect
his fourth save of the season.
Joe Mauer went 2-for-5 with a two-run double and a run scored, while Denard
Span, Alexi Casilla, Trevor Plouffe and Justin Morneau had an RBI apiece for
the Twins, who have lost five straight and six of their last seven.
Minnesota received a scare in the sixth inning when infielder Chris Parmelee
was hit in the bill of the helmet by a fastball from Justin Thomas.
Parmelee fell to the ground and lay motionless for a few seconds before coming
to and sitting up at home plate. He spoke with the team trainer and Twins
manager Ron Gardenhire before getting to his feet and leaving the field under
his own power. He was replaced on the base paths by Danny Valencia.
Liam Hendriks (0-1) was shelled for seven runs on nine hits and two walks,
while fanning three in just four-plus innings.
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