Taking Two from Minnesota
*Game One (Sox – 5 and Twins – 1)
Jose Quintana was in the office for the start, and we are not sure what just fell into place.In 7 innings, Q stuck out a record high 13 batters. Zach Putnam and Javy Guerra came on in support to hold Minnesota to just one run, which came in the 8th inning.
*Bottom of the Third – it was all quiet until, Sanchez got on base by way of an error by Mauer, Ramirez stepped to the plate to drive a home run to left for a 2 – 0 Sox lead.
*Bottom of the Seventh – Jordan Danks started things with a double to left, Wilkins single to center got Danks home and Wilkins was safe at second on a throwing error. *Score at the close, Sox – 3 and Twins – 0
*Top of the Eighth – Minnesota got their only run when, Suzuki walked to open the inning, Parmelee who hit for Hicks, got a double to center getting Suzuki home. *Score at the close of the inning Twins – 1 and Sox – 3.
Bottom of the Eighth inning would see the final two Sox cross the plate when, Ramirez opened with a double to left, Abreu was hit by a pitch, Semien hits for Gillaspie and blast a double to center scoring Ramirez and moving Abreu to third. A.Garcia was intentionally walked, Dayan Viciedo bats for Jordan Danks, who struck out. With Abreu on third, Semien on Second and Garcia on third, Tyler Flowers was hit by a pitch, scoring Abreu from third. *Close of the inning the score, Twins – 1 and the Sox – 5.
Javy Guerra would come on in the ninth to close the inning and save the game.
*Game Two – Sox – 7 and Twinkies – 6
Scott Carroll would start in the office today, with help from, Daniel Webb, Eric Surkamp and Jake Petricka would take the closing roll.
*Top of the first – Minnesota would open the scoring with, Mauer walked, B Dozier to second(hit by pitch), Plouffe singled to right, Dozier crossed home, J Mauer moved to third. Arcia homered, with Mauer and Plouffe on the pond. *Score at the close of the inning – Twins – 4 and the Sox – 0
*Bottom of the First – Semien got a life from a dropped ball in foul terrority, belted a double to left, Abreu reached on a walk, Avisail Garcia stepped to the plate and belted his first home run since his injury, with Semien and Abreu on board it made it a 3 to 4 Twins lead.
*Bottom of the Fifth – things went quite until – Jose Abreu belted a home run to right, RBI#100 tying up the score to 4 all.
*Top of the sixth – saw the Twins sneak in to the led with a home run by Plouffe to left field. *Score – Twins – 5 and Sox – 4
*Bottom of the Seventh – Abreu singled to left, Viciedo hit by a pitch, Gillaspie hit for Sierra, who singled to center getting Abreu home and tying up the score, 5 apiece.
*Top of the ninth – Arcia kissed a single to center, (Hicks came on to run),Suzuki doubled to left, with Hicks scoring, the Twins took the lead 6 – 5.
*Bottom of the ninth – Abreu walk, with Jordan Danks in to run. Avi Garcia hit into a fielders choice forcing Danks out at second. Viciedo stepped to the plate belting a walk off home run with Garcia on the pond to steal the win by a score of Sox – 7 and Twins – 6.