Minnesota 3, Boston 2
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(79-83)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 4 0
Boston 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 8 0
WP: M. Garza (5-7) S: J. Nathan (37)
LP: J. Tavarez (7-11)
(96-66)
  Box Score Play by Play
 Innings:    1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8    9
  Top 1st: Minnesota
- N. Punto walked
- B. Buscher singled to right, N. Punto to second
- T. Hunter doubled to left center, N. Punto scored, B. Buscher to third
- J. Morneau popped out to shortstop
- M. Cuddyer walked
- G. Jones hit sacrifice fly to deep center, B. Buscher scored
- R. White singled to center, T. Hunter scored, M. Cuddyer to third
- M. LeCroy grounded out to third

3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors
Minnesota 3, Boston 0

  Bottom 1st: Boston
- D. Pedroia popped out to first
- M. Ramirez walked
- D. Ortiz struck out swinging
- M. Lowell grounded into fielder's choice, M. Ramirez out at second

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Minnesota 3, Boston 0

  Top 2nd: Minnesota
- A. Casilla grounded out to second
- N. Punto grounded out to first
- B. Buscher flied out to center

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Minnesota 3, Boston 0

  Bottom 2nd: Boston
- K. Youkilis grounded out to shortstop
- J. Varitek walked
- C. Crisp flied out to center
- J. Ellsbury singled to third, J. Varitek to second
- J. Lugo struck out swinging

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Minnesota 3, Boston 0

  Top 3rd: Minnesota
- T. Hunter grounded out to third
- J. Morneau grounded out to second
- M. Cuddyer grounded out to second

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Minnesota 3, Boston 0

  Bottom 3rd: Boston
- D. Pedroia doubled to deep left center
- M. Ramirez grounded out to second, D. Pedroia to third
- D. Ortiz walked
- M. Lowell struck out swinging
- K. Youkilis struck out looking

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Minnesota 3, Boston 0

  Top 4th: Minnesota
- J. Lester relieved J. Tavarez
- G. Jones flied out to center
- R. White struck out swinging
- M. LeCroy grounded out to shortstop

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Minnesota 3, Boston 0

  Bottom 4th: Boston
- J. Varitek flied out to left
- C. Crisp grounded out to first
- J. Ellsbury popped out to second

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Minnesota 3, Boston 0

  Top 5th: Minnesota
- A. Casilla grounded out to first
- N. Punto struck out swinging
- B. Buscher grounded out to second

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Minnesota 3, Boston 0

  Bottom 5th: Boston
- J. Lugo singled to center
- J. Lugo to second on passed ball
- D. Pedroia popped out to shallow left center
- J. Lugo stole third
- M. Ramirez singled to center, J. Lugo scored
- B. Kielty ran for M. Ramirez
- D. Ortiz struck out swinging
- M. Lowell grounded out to first

1 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
Minnesota 3, Boston 1

  Top 6th: Minnesota
- B. Kielty in left field
- M. Timlin relieved J. Lester
- T. Hunter grounded out to shortstop
- A. Cora at second
- J. Morneau struck out swinging
- R. Clayton at third
- M. Cuddyer grounded out to pitcher

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Minnesota 3, Boston 1

  Bottom 6th: Boston
- L. Ford in center field
- S. Baker relieved M. Garza
- K. Youkilis grounded out to second
- J. Varitek homered to deep right
- C. Crisp flied out to center
- J. Ellsbury ground rule double to left
- J. Lugo grounded out to shortstop

1 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors
Minnesota 3, Boston 2

  Top 7th: Minnesota
- K. Cash catching
- E. Hinske at first
- B. Moss in right field
- J. Ellsbury in center field
- M. Delcarmen relieved M. Timlin
- G. Jones flied out to deep center
- R. White grounded out to third
- M. LeCroy grounded out to shortstop

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Minnesota 3, Boston 2

  Bottom 7th: Boston
- L. Rodriguez at second
- J. Tyner in left field
- A. Casilla at shortstop
- A. Cora singled to center
- B. Kielty grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, A. Cora out at second
- D. Mirabelli hit for D. Ortiz
- D. Mirabelli struck out swinging

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Minnesota 3, Boston 2

  Top 8th: Minnesota
- D. Mirabelli at designated hitter
- E. Gagne relieved M. Delcarmen
- A. Casilla struck out swinging
- L. Rodriguez grounded out to first
- B. Buscher grounded out to second

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Minnesota 3, Boston 2

  Bottom 8th: Boston
- R. Clayton struck out looking
- E. Hinske flied out to center
- K. Cash struck out swinging

0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors
Minnesota 3, Boston 2

  Top 9th: Minnesota
- J. Papelbon relieved E. Gagne
- L. Ford grounded out to shortstop
- J. Kubel hit for J. Morneau
- J. Kubel ground rule double to deep right
- M. Cuddyer struck out swinging
- G. Jones flied out to right

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Minnesota 3, Boston 2

  Bottom 9th: Boston
- J. Kubel at designated hitter
- J. Nathan relieved S. Baker
- B. Moss walked
- J. Ellsbury singled to right, B. Moss to third, J. Ellsbury out at second
- J. Lugo walked
- J. Lugo stole second
- A. Cora intentionally walked
- B. Kielty struck out swinging
- D. Mirabelli struck out swinging

0 runs, 1 hits, 0 errors
Minnesota 3, Boston 2
 
 Top Batters
 Minnesota
T. Hunter T. Hunter
1-3
1 RBI
 Boston
J. Ellsbury J. Ellsbury
3-4