Twins - 000 020 000 - 2 5 1 Red Sox - 303 010 24x - 13 17 1Mookie Betts drilled the Twins' first pitch of the game for a home run - and the Red Sox never looked back. The first four batters in the Boston batting order went 14-for-19, with 10 runs scored and nine RBI.
Dustin Pedroia went 5-for-5 - the fifth five-hit game of his career - and three other hitters collected three hits: Betts, Xander Bogaerts, and David Ortiz. Ortiz drove in four runs (two coming on an eighth-inning home run) and Jackie Bradley drove in three. Betts, Pedroia, and Bogaerts each scored three runs.
Steven Wright (8-4-2-1-9, 108) retired the first 13 batters and allowed only one earned run.
Betts, RFThe top three teams in the AL East are separated by only one game: Boston is in first, followed by the Orioles (0.5 GB) and Blue Jays (1.0 GB). ... Balrtimore plays the Yankees this afternoon. ... Toronto has the day off.
(Update: The Orioles beat the Yankees 4-1 and moved into a first-place tie with the Red Sox.)