Two runs in the 8th inning -- a Dusty Brown home run and Brandon Moss's RBI single -- gave Boston a 7-6 win. Jacoby Ellsbury went 0-for-3 with a walk.
Jonathan Papelbon pitched the fourth inning. SoSH reports:Red Sox - 030 002 020 - 7 13 1
Twins - 140 010 000 - 6 8 1
Mauer (b) groundball singleBot took the mound wearing a Manny Ramirez jersey. "I could feel the dreadlocks flowing. I just forgot my jersey and sure enough, they seem to always have an extra Manny jersey laying around here due to the circumstances. It looked better than #99."
Young (ffbf) K swinging
Morneau (cffbbb) GIDP 4-6-3
Papelbon also talked about the migraines he suffered last season, noting that there were at least two nights where he told Terry Francona he was incapacitated.
Tim Wakefield makes his first start tomorrow afternoon against the Twins. Clay Buchholz, Hideki Okajima and Javier Lopez are also expected to pitch.