Twins Blown Out by Red Sox
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Xander Bogaerts tacked four more hits on his majors-most total, including a two-run homer as the Boston Red Sox broke away late to beat the Minnesota Twins 15-4 on Saturday.
The highest-scoring team in the majors managed to post a season high in runs, with five apiece in the eighth and ninth against the league-worst Twins.
Bogaerts also doubled, scored four runs and drove in three.
Jackie Bradley Jr. hit a three-run homer in the first, Sandy Leon went 4 for 4 with two RBIs and David Ortiz had three more hits against his former team. Mookie Betts and Chris Young drove in two runs each.
Kurt Suzuki hit a three-run homer in the fourth inning off Eduardo Rodriguez, but the Twins managed only one hit against five Red Sox relievers over 5 1/3 scoreless innings. Heath Hembree (3-0) was the first one, retiring Byung Ho Park on an infield popup to finish the fifth with two runners on base and the score 4-all.