Red Sox - 110 010 030 - 6 10 0Jeremy Hermida's three-run, opposite-field double off Jesse Crain with two outs in the eighth was big hit of the day.
Twins - 002 000 010 - 3 9 0
Marco Scutaro, Dustin Pedroia, and Victor Martinez each had two hits; FY hit his 4th dong of the young season, in the fifth, making him 8-for-his-last-13 at that point. David Ortiz smacked a line drive double to left in the ninth, ending the day on a high note after two strikeouts, a walk, and an outfield fly.
In the Boston eighth, Yook singled and one out later, Adrian Beltre ripped a double down the left field line. Drew was intentionally walked to load the bases for Hermida, who had grounded out to second twice and lined to short.
Although Lackey (6.2-7-2-4-2, 107) had four walks (three of them to Denard Span), he was never in much trouble outside of the third. Bot's control was shaky in the ninth (he franked Span and Justin Morneau), but stranded them at second and third.
John Lackey / Kevin Slowey
Jacoby Ellsbury is not in the lineup.
The Deadball Red Sox are 2nd in the AL in slugging percentage (.479, .003 behind the Yankees), 4th in batting average, and 5th in OBP (despite being last in walks).
The Red Sox have been the visiting team in the first official game at five ballparks. They have lost all five games.
1901 Oriole Park, Baltimore Lost 10-6Casey Kelly (2-3-1-1-2, 45) made his AA debut on Monday; the run was unearned. ... Boof Bonser allowed nine runs in two innings for Pawtucket last night; in two starts, he has allowed 16 baserunners in 6.1 innings.
1909 Shibe Park, Philadelphia Lost 8-1
1911 Griffith Stadium, Washington Lost 8-5
1923 Yankee Stadium, New York Lost 4-1
2010 Target Field, Minneapolis Lost 5-2
Is John Tomase suggesting the Blue Jays might be an AL East threat this year?