He hit his first homer of the game in the third inning and added a three-run shot in the seventh. Duvall tied a Marlins record by becoming the sixth player to drive in seven. Fried (0-1) gave up eight runs, seven earned, and nine hits in four innings.
Icy dread spread quickly through the visitor’s dugout at Target Field on Tuesday afternoon. Red Sox starter Martín Pérez had recorded just one out through 21 pitches in the bottom of the first inning. He’d already allowed a double, walked two, and hit a Twins batter.
Everything is going right for the Red Sox amid their seven-game win streak, and as John Tomase writes, they wouldn't be in this position without manager Alex Cora.