The Boston Red Sox had no problems beating the visting Minnesota Twins on Wednesday as they defeated them by the score of 18-5. The Red Sox used a seven run 7th inning to really blow the game wide open and finish off the the three game game sweep of Twins.
Dustin Pedroia extended his hitting streak once again as he had three rbi in the game to go along with three rbi from Manny Ramirez. Kevin Youkilis however led the team with four rbi has had a two run home run in the 9th inning to go along with a rbi double and rbi sac fly. Mike Lowell, and Sean Casey all had two rbi as well. Jacoby Ellsbury, Jason Varitek, Kevin Cash, and Julio Lugo all had one rbi to help out. Everybody except Brandon Moss and Jeff Bailey had a rbi in the game.
Josh Beckett earned the win even though he didn’t throw the ball that well. Beckett only pitched five innings as he gave up eight hits and five runs. Justin Morneau and Jason Kubel both took Beckett deep to account for three of the five runs that he gave up. However, Beckett was still able to improve his record to 9-5.
Javier Lopez, Craig Hansen, Manny Delcarmen, and Mike Timlin all pitched great out of the bullpen as the held the Twins to the five runs that Beckett had allowed. Great job today out of the bullpen!
The Red Sox are now off on Thursday and will pick things back up Friday against the Baltimore Orioles.