Ortiz hit an opposite field solo home run in the 4th to get the Sox on the board. Boston scored twice in the 5th when Cora tripled, Beckett doubled and Pedroia singled. In the sixth, Varitek doubled, Crisp singled and Cora hit a sac fly.
Crisp also made another diving catch, running a long way to left center and diving flat-out to snare McCann's liner in the sixth.
And a round of boos for home plate umpire Randy Marsh, who called time out for McCann when Beckett had already begun his delivery -- twice! It happened in the first and the sixth. And after the second time, it looked like Marsh was scolding McCann. WTF? You are the umpire, if it's too late, don't grant the time out!
Josh Beckett (3.39, 133 ERA+) / Tim Hudson (3.25, 127 ERA+)
Hudson limited the Twins to just two hits over 7.1 scoreless innings on Thursday night and only exited because of what he deemed minor stiffness in his neck. ... He'll be looking to exorcise some demons against the Red Sox, who tagged him for six earned runs over just 4.2 innings May 20.