Minnesota 5, Boston 4
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(78-81)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 5 12 1
Boston 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 12 1
WP: B. Bonser (8-12) S: J. Nathan (36)
LP: J. Beckett (20-7)
(94-65)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Minnesota
- J. Kubel tripled to deep center, J. Bartlett scored
Bot 1st: Boston
- D. Ortiz doubled to deep center, M. Ramirez scored
- J.D. Drew singled to center, D. Ortiz scored
Top 2nd: Minnesota
- M. Cuddyer homered to deep left
Top 3rd: Minnesota
- T. Hunter hit sacrifice fly to center, J. Bartlett scored
Top 5th: Minnesota
- T. Hunter singled to second, N. Punto scored, T. Hunter to second on pitcher J. Beckett's throwing error
Bot 5th: Boston
- D. Ortiz homered to deep right
Top 6th: Minnesota
- G. Jones homered to deep center
Bot 8th: Boston
- J. Varitek homered to deep left center
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Bartlett ss 5 2 3 0 0 1 1 .269
J. Kubel lf 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 .268
T. Hunter cf 3 0 1 2 0 0 2 .289
J. Morneau dh 4 0 1 0 0 1 2 .275
M. Cuddyer rf 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 .278
G. Jones 1b 4 1 2 1 0 2 1 .211
M. LeCroy c 4 0 0 0 0 3 2 .143
B. Buscher 3b 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250
    L. Rodriguez 3b 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .225
N. Punto 2b 4 1 1 0 0 2 1 .212
 Totals 36 5 12 5 0 10 11  
 Batting
2B - J Bartlett (20, J Beckett); N Punto (18, J Beckett).
3B - J Kubel (2, J Beckett).
HR - M Cuddyer (16, 2nd inning off J Beckett 0 on, 0 Out), G Jones (2, 6th inning off J Beckett 0 on, 1 Out).
SF - T Hunter.
RBI - J Kubel (65), M Cuddyer (81), T Hunter 2 (106), G Jones (4).
2-out RBI - T Hunter.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - N Punto 1, M LeCroy 1, J Morneau 1, T Hunter 1.
GIDP - M LeCroy.
Team LOB - 5.
 Base Running
SB - B Buscher (1, 2nd base off J Beckett/J Varitek), J Bartlett (23, 2nd base off B Corey/J Varitek), M Cuddyer (5, 2nd base off H Okajima/J Varitek).
CS - T Hunter (9, 2nd base by J Beckett/J Varitek).
 
 Fielding
E - M LeCroy (1, throw).
DP - 2 (B Buscher-N Punto-G Jones, N Punto-J Bartlett-G Jones).
 Boston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Pedroia 2b 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 .318
M. Ramirez lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .297
    B. Moss pr-lf 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .280
D. Ortiz dh 4 2 4 2 1 0 0 .330
    R. Clayton pr 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253
M. Lowell 3b 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 .324
J.D. Drew rf-cf 3 0 1 1 2 1 0 .266
J. Varitek c 3 1 1 1 1 1 3 .256
J. Ellsbury cf 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 .352
    B. Kielty rf 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .226
    K. Youkilis ph 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 .286
E. Hinske 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 3 .205
J. Lugo ss 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .238
 Totals 38 4 12 4 4 6 20  
 Batting
2B - D Ortiz (51, B Bonser); B Moss (2, J Nathan).
HR - D Ortiz (34, 5th inning off B Bonser 0 on, 0 Out), J Varitek (16, 8th inning off M Guerrier 0 on, 1 Out).
RBI - D Ortiz 2 (116), J Drew (60), J Varitek (67).
2-out RBI - J Drew.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - E Hinske 2, M Ramirez 1, K Youkilis 2, D Pedroia 2, J Ellsbury 1.
GIDP - M Lowell 2.
Team LOB - 12.
 Base Running
SB - J Drew (4, 2nd base off B Bonser/M LeCroy), D Pedroia (7, 2nd base off B Bonser/M LeCroy), J Lugo (31, 2nd base off J Nathan/M LeCroy).
 
 Fielding
E - J Beckett (2, throw).
DP - 2 (J Varitek-J Lugo, J Lugo-E Hinske).
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
B. Bonser (W, 8-12) 5.0 6 3 3 2 2 1 5.10
J. Rincon (H, 14) 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.13
G. Perkins 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.29
M. Guerrier (H, 14) 1.1 3 1 1 0 2 1 2.28
J. Nathan (S, 36) 1.1 1 0 0 2 2 0 1.91
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Beckett (L, 20-7) 6.0 10 5 5 0 6 2 3.27
B. Corey 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1.93
H. Okajima 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2.25
M. Delcarmen 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2.09
IBB - J Drew (by J Nathan).
HBP - J Varitek (by B Bonser).
Pitches-strikes - B Bonser 97-62; J Rincon 19-11; G Perkins 2-2; M Guerrier 20-14; J Nathan 28-15; J Beckett 99-65; B Corey 9-8; H Okajima 14-9; M Delcarmen 13-8.
Ground balls-fly balls - B Bonser 9-5; J Rincon 2-2; G Perkins 0-0; M Guerrier 2-0; J Nathan 1-1; J Beckett 4-7; B Corey 1-1; H Okajima 0-1; M Delcarmen 2-0.
Batters faced - B Bonser 24; J Rincon 5; G Perkins 1; M Guerrier 6; J Nathan 7; J Beckett 26; B Corey 4; H Okajima 4; M Delcarmen 3.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Larry Poncino. 1B--Gary Darling. 2B--Jerry Meals. 3B--Rob Drake.
Time: 3:14.
Attendance: 36,743.
Weather: 78 degrees, cloudy.
Wind: 11 mph, in from right.
Game Notes
BOSTON CENTER FIELDER JACOBY ELLSBURY LEFT THE GAME IN THE TOP OF THE FIFTH INNING DUE TO CRAMPING IN HIS RIGHT CALF.

Updated on Friday, Sep 28, 2007 5:02 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Minnesota
G. Jones G. Jones
2-4, 1 HR
1 RBI
 Boston
D. Ortiz D. Ortiz
4-4, 1 HR
2 RBI