Red Sox Roll Over Twins 14-2
FORT MYERS, Fla. (mlb.com) (AP) -- With eight of their projected nine Opening Day starters in Monday night's lineup, the Red Sox erupted for a six-spot in the bottom of the fourth inning en route to a 14-2 victory over the Twins.
Mike Napoli started the barrage with a broken-bat homer that cleared the Green Monster. The Red Sox went on to score six more times in the inning off Brian Duensing. Xander Bogaerts, Mookie Betts and Dustin Pedroia hit run-scoring doubles.
Torii Hunter had two hits for the Twins, including a ground-rule double to center.
Twins catcher Josmil Pinto, who has been out with concussion-like symptoms, made his return to action in a Minor League game. He caught three innings and went 0-for-1 with two walks. He's scheduled to play in a Minor League game again on Tuesday.
The Twins host the Yankees at Hammond Stadium on Tuesday at 12:05 p.m. CT on MLB.TV. Left-hander Tommy Milone, who was named the club's fifth starter, gets the nod against Yankees right-hander Masahiro Tanaka.