Twins - 000 031 004 - 8 11 2 Red Sox - 021 100 000 - 4 12 3This is not a game I want to recap - and it's not a game of which you want to read a recap.
As the Red Sox blew a 4-0 lead and lost by four runs (all charged to Koji Uehara), it went from fun to "interesting" to what an absolute shitshow.
Blake Swihart hit his first major league home run in the third. ... Dustin Pedroia singled and homered and scored twice. ... Xander Bogaerts went 3-for-4. ... Pedroia, Mookie Betts, Hanley Ramirez and Mike Napoli each had two hits.
Pedroia, 2BEduardo Rodriguez Notes:
He is the first Red Sox left-hander with at least 7 strikeouts in each of his first 2 major league outings since at least 1914.SoSH is having absolutely no luck in coming up with a suitable nickname.
He is the first AL LHP with 7 or more strikeouts in back-to-back outings to begin a major league career since Al Leiter in 1987.
He is the first pitcher since 1900 to go 7.0+ IP and allow no more than 1 run and 3 hits in his first 2 MLB outings.
He's the second Boston pitcher since at least 1914 to have two straight outings with 7+ innings, 7+ strikeouts, and one or no runs to start his Red Sox career. Pedro Martinez, who had three straight starts in 1998, is the other pitcher.