Twins - 000 000 000 - 0 3 0 Red Sox - 101 000 02x - 4 12 1Buchholz (5-2-0-1-6, 61) returned to the mound after a 2:07 rain delay and gave the Red Sox three additional innings before turning it over to the bullpen (which allowed only one hit and one walk in the final four frames).
Only one Twins runner made it past first base.
Jacoby Ellsbury started the first inning with a double (16-game hit streak!), stole third as part of a double steal with Dustin Pedroia, and scored on Jed Lowrie's two-out single to left.
The tarp came out after two innings were complete. In the home third, Adrian Gonzalez hit a ground-rule double to right field and scored on Kevin Youkilis's single off the Wall.
Boston got some insurance in the eighth. With two outs, Jarrod Saltalamachia and Carl Crawford (2-for-4) singled. J.D. Drew, pinch-hitting for Marco Scutaro (2-for-3), walked on four pitches to load the bases. Ellsbury then lined a single to center to score two runs.
Brian Duensing / Clay Buchholz
Duensing has pitched out of the pen in the past against the Red Sox, but this is his first start against them.
In their last three games (all losses), Boston has been outscored 25-5.
Jacoby Ellsbury's 15-game hitting streak is the longest active streak in the AL. ... Andre Ethier of the Dodgers extended his streak to 30 games last night. ... Cliff Lee struck out 16 Atlanta batters in only seven innings last night.
AL East: Rays/Orioles at 1:10 PM; Tigers/Blue Jays at 4 PM; and Yankees/Rangers at 8 PM.
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