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Ortiz Homers As Red Sox Beat Twins, 7-6

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David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

David Ortiz #34 of the Boston Red Sox. (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

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FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — David Ortiz hit a three-run homer, and Josh Reddick hit a two-run drive that led the Boston Red Sox over the Minnesota Twins 7-6 Monday in the second of three straight games between the teams.

Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed one run in two innings — on a Jason Kubel homer in the first. He struck out one and walked one, throwing 14 of 25 pitches for strikes.

Twins starter Nick Blackburn gave up two hits in two scoreless innings, throwing 18 of 28 pitches for strikes.

Luke Hughes hit a two-run homer in the third against knuckleballer Tim Wakefield.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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