// Minnesota Twins

After Three Hour Rain Delay, Red Sox Complete Sweep of Twins

Well, at least the fans that stuck around can now say they’ve seen The Sandlot. Ahead 3-1 when the skies opened up over Target Field, the Boston Red Sox finally came away with a sweep of the Minnesota Twins on Sunday, winning 5-1 after a three hour rain delay. Nearly six and a half hours after […]

Heeeere’s Jonny! Gomes Lifts Red Sox to Extra Inning Win over Twins

He’s hitting .183 on the season. His slugging percentage (.310) would be good if it were his batting average. The supposed lefty-masher has just six hits (albeit two home runs) in 37 at-bats against left-handed pitching – in other words, half his strikeout total in those plate appearances (12). Nonetheless, despite going hitless last night, […]

Will Middlebrooks Suffers Broken Right Wrist

The Boston Red Sox suffered another blow on Friday night, as rookie third baseball Will Middlebrooks was struck by a 96-MPH fastball from Cleveland Indians pitcher Esmil Rogers, reportedly fracturing his right wrist. The 23-year old third baseman was hitting .292 with 15 home runs and 54 runs batted in. The team has dealt with […]

Analysis: Red Sox Trade for Twins’ Danny Valencia

On Sunday the Twins made an unusual move: they traded their between-stars “third baseman of the future” Danny Valencia to the Red Sox for prospect Jeremias Pineda. Valencia, a once promising young player at the hot corner, has seen his stock fall. Actually, that’s being too kind: it’s plummeted. How did the third place finisher […]

Franklin Morales Lifts Stumbling Red Sox over Twins

After giving away a gut-wrenching loss on Saturday, Alfredo Aceves will sleep easier tonight after saving the Sox from a more brutal defeat. Going for a stunning series sweep, the Minnesota Twins managed to scrap across three late runs before the closer enabled the Sox to escape with a 6-4 win. Salvaging the final game […]

Joe Mauer’s Heroics Give Red Sox Fourth Straight Loss

The Boston Red Sox were one strike away from ending their three game skid until Joe Mauer hit a three-run home run to give the Minnesota Twins the 6-4 win. The loss is the Red Sox third straight against the second to last place team in the American League, and fourth straight loss of the […]

Red Sox Fall Below .500 After Extra Inning Loss to Twins

The Boston Red Sox lost their second straight game of a four game series against the Minnesota Twins, 6-5 in 10 innings. It is their third straight loss of the home stand and puts them 10 games back in the division and 4.5 games out of the wild card. Thanks to a dropped foul pop […]

Red Sox Fall Back to .500 in Loss to Twins

The Minnesota Twins have the worst team ERA in the American League, but there was little sign of that on Thursday night as the team combined to two-hit the Red Sox, as Boston fell 5-0 to a team 15 games under .500. Jon Lester received the loss but pitched well, and both Sox hits came off […]

Red Sox All-Star Snubs Atchison, Saltalamacchia a Step Behind the Field

On Tuesday the American and National Leagues will square off as All-Star representatives meet in Kansas City where the two leagues battle for home field advantage in the 2012 World Series. For the eighth time in his career, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz heads to the game, this time with the honor of being the […]

Daniel Bard Hits Umpire as Wild Streak in Triple-A Pawtucket Continues

In his most recent appearance for the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox, former big league pitcher Daniel Bard experience another painful outing in relief. He faced four batters without recording a single out, hitting two batters with pitches, surrendering a two-run double and an RBI single to the Minnesota Twins Triple-A affiliate in Rochester. In the […]

Red Sox Hold On To Sweep Twins

In the bottom of the sixth inning of Wednesday night’s Red Sox game, things began to unravel as they have to this point all season. Entering the inning with a great 7-1 advantage due to another strong offensive showing early, the Sox surrendered five runs to the 5-14 Minnesota Twins, changing the blowout into a […]

Red Sox Bats Come to Life, Bury Twins 11-2

The Red Sox needed a game like this; good pitching, lots of hitting, and a clear victory. They almost didn’t get it – Josh Beckett needed 37 pitches to get through the first inning, but rebounded to toss 6 innings and limit the Twins to two runs in what would become a blowout. The Sox […]

Ross Homers Twice in Red Sox Victory Over Twins

Cody Ross must be quite the social animal. Through his first four home runs this season, at least one teammate had always been on base, waiting at the plate to celebrate with him. But sometimes, even Ross has to go it alone. Ross homered twice – one two-run, one solo – tying and then giving […]

Red Sox Spring Training Update (Opening Weekend): Sox Offense Cruises in Three Games

Just as winter finally rears its ugly head up in Boston, the Red Sox’s Spring Training schedule kicks off down in Ft. Myers, Fla. And with preseason games comes Sports of Boston’s weekly Spring Training Update! Need a recap on a certain game? Curious which minor leaguers and non-roster invitees are making names for themselves? […]

Lester and Bullpen Peter Out in Eighth; Twins Avoid Sweep

It wasn’t one bad inning that did in Jon Lester Wednesday night in Minnesota: it was three mediocre innings, and a Red Sox bullpen that didn’t help. The Twins scored in three separate innings off Lester, and Alfredo Aceves struggled in eighth-inning relief to give the Twins a 5-2 victory.