Boston 18, Minnesota 5
Preview - Box Score - Recap

(50-41)
  Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 14 1
Boston 0 0 4 0 2 1 7 4 X 18 23 2
WP: J. Beckett (9-5)
LP: L. Hernandez (9-6)
(55-39)
  Box Score Play by Play
Scoring Summary
Top 1st: Minnesota
- J. Mauer singled to center, A. Casilla scored
- J. Morneau homered to deep right, J. Mauer scored
Bot 3rd: Boston
- M. Ramirez doubled to deep right center, J. Lugo scored, D. Pedroia to third
- M. Lowell singled to center, M. Ramirez and D. Pedroia scored, M. Lowell to third on center fielder D. Span's throwing error
- S. Casey singled to center, M. Lowell scored
Bot 5th: Boston
- M. Ramirez doubled to deep center, K. Youkilis scored
- S. Casey singled to right center, M. Ramirez scored
Top 6th: Minnesota
- J. Kubel homered to deep center
- N. Punto singled to center, D. Young scored
Bot 6th: Boston
- K. Youkilis hit sacrifice fly to right, J. Ellsbury scored
Bot 7th: Boston
- J. Varitek singled to center, M. Lowell scored, S. Casey to third
- J. Ellsbury singled to left, S. Casey scored, J. Varitek to third, J. Lugo to second
- D. Pedroia doubled to deep left, J. Varitek, J. Lugo and J. Ellsbury scored
- K. Youkilis doubled to deep left, D. Pedroia scored
- M. Ramirez singled to center, K. Youkilis scored
Bot 8th: Boston
- K. Cash homered to deep left
- J. Lugo grounded out to shortstop, B. Moss scored
- K. Youkilis homered to deep left center, D. Pedroia scored
 Minnesota
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
D. Span cf 3 0 1 0 2 0 1 .316
A. Casilla 2b 5 1 1 0 0 0 4 .309
J. Mauer c 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 .328
J. Morneau dh 5 1 2 2 0 0 4 .314
J. Kubel rf 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 .266
D. Young lf 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 .293
M. Lamb 1b 5 0 1 0 0 1 4 .227
N. Punto ss 5 0 2 1 0 2 5 .302
B. Buscher 3b 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .306
    B. Harris ph-3b 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 .256
 Totals 38 5 14 5 6 4 22  
 Batting
2B - A Casilla (11, J Beckett); J Mauer (23, J Beckett); D Young (17, J Beckett).
HR - J Morneau (13, 1st inning off J Beckett 1 on, 1 Out), J Kubel (13, 6th inning off J Beckett 0 on, 0 Out).
RBI - J Mauer (38), J Morneau 2 (67), J Kubel (44), N Punto (16).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - N Punto 3, J Morneau 2, J Kubel 1, A Casilla 2.
GIDP - A Casilla.
Team LOB - 12.
 Base Running
CS - D Span (2, 2nd base by J Beckett).
 
 Fielding
E - D Span (3, throw).
 Boston
  AB R H RBI BB K LOB Season Avg 
J. Ellsbury cf 6 2 4 1 0 0 1 .278
D. Pedroia 2b 6 3 2 3 0 0 3 .313
K. Youkilis 1b 5 3 3 4 0 1 2 .319
M. Ramirez lf 5 2 3 3 0 0 1 .285
    J. Bailey pr-lf 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
M. Lowell 3b 4 2 2 2 1 0 2 .297
S. Casey dh 5 1 3 2 0 1 2 .371
J. Varitek c 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 .220
    K. Cash ph-c 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .241
B. Moss rf 5 1 1 0 0 2 5 .274
J. Lugo ss 4 2 2 1 1 0 2 .267
 Totals 46 18 23 18 2 4 19  
 Batting
2B - M Ramirez 2 (18, L Hernandez 2); J Varitek (14, B Bonser); J Ellsbury (11, B Bonser); S Casey (11, B Bonser); D Pedroia (27, B Bass); K Youkilis (25, B Bass).
3B - B Moss (1, B Bass).
HR - K Cash (2, 8th inning off B Bass 0 on, 0 Out), K Youkilis (14, 8th inning off D Reyes 1 on, 2 Out).
SF - K Youkilis.
RBI - M Ramirez 3 (59), M Lowell 2 (56), S Casey 2 (10), K Youkilis 4 (57), J Varitek (28), J Ellsbury (27), D Pedroia 3 (44), K Cash (11), J Lugo (20).
2-out RBI - M Ramirez, M Lowell 2, S Casey, K Youkilis 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Ramirez 1, J Lugo 2, B Moss 1, D Pedroia 1.
Team LOB - 7.
 Base Running
SB - J Lugo (12, 2nd base off L Hernandez/J Mauer).
 
 Fielding
E - K Youkilis (3, catch); J Lopez (3, throw).
Outfield assists - M Ramirez (N Punto at 3rd base).
DP - 1 (J Lugo-D Pedroia-M Lowell).
 Minnesota
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
L. Hernandez (L, 9-6) 4.1 11 6 6 0 2 0 5.44
B. Bonser 1.2 4 4 4 1 1 0 6.50
C. Breslow 0.1 1 2 2 1 1 0 2.33
B. Bass 1.1 6 5 5 0 0 1 5.27
D. Reyes 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 1 2.92
 Boston
  IP H R ER BB K HR Season ERA 
J. Beckett (W, 9-5) 5.0 8 5 5 2 2 2 3.94
J. Lopez (H, 9) 1.1 3 0 0 2 1 0 2.25
C. Hansen (H, 7) 0.2 2 0 0 1 0 0 5.68
M. Delcarmen 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4.34
M. Timlin 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 6.46
Pitches-strikes - L Hernandez 82-55; B Bonser 28-17; C Breslow 11-6; B Bass 33-20; D Reyes 5-4; J Beckett 104-67; J Lopez 37-24; C Hansen 19-9; M Delcarmen 10-5; M Timlin 19-13.
Ground balls-fly balls - L Hernandez 7-4; B Bonser 1-3; C Breslow 0-0; B Bass 3-1; D Reyes 0-1; J Beckett 4-8; J Lopez 1-1; C Hansen 1-1; M Delcarmen 4-0; M Timlin 2-0.
Batters faced - L Hernandez 24; B Bonser 10; C Breslow 3; B Bass 10; D Reyes 2; J Beckett 24; J Lopez 8; C Hansen 5; M Delcarmen 3; M Timlin 4.
Game Details
Umpires: HP--Scott Barry. 1B--Charlie Reliford. 2B--Greg Gibson. 3B--Sam Holbrook.
Ejections: MINNESOTA's Gardenhire by Reliford (7th).
Time: 3:59.
Attendance: 37,470.
Weather: 87 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 19 mph, out to center.
Game Notes
MINNESOTA MANAGER RON GARDENHIRE WAS EJECTED BY FIRST BASE UMPIRE CHARLIE RELIFORD IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEVENTH INNING FOR ARGUING A DROPPED FLY BALL.
BOSTON'S DUSTIN PEDROIA EXTENDED HIS HITTING STREAK TO 17 GAMES WITH A DOUBLE IN THE SEVENTH INNING.

Updated on Thursday, Jul 10, 2008 4:45 am ET

 
 Top Batters
 Minnesota
J. Morneau Justin Morneau
2-5, 1 HR
2 RBI
 Boston
K. Youkilis Kevin Youkilis
3-5, 1 HR
4 RBI