Boston Red Sox
Adrian Gonzalez homered, Kevin Youkilis scored four runs and Daisuke Matsuzaka settled down to pitch six innings after a rough first, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 9-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
Authorities say a pitcher who spent time in the Boston Red Sox minor league system is struggling to recover after being punched outside a North Dakota bar.
Minnesota Twins closer Joe Nathan threw a scoreless inning in his first game since an elbow injury wiped out his 2010 season, a 5-0 exhibition win Tuesday by the Boston Red Sox.
Carl Pavano worked two scoreless innings, giving up one hit with two strikeouts, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red 8-4 on Sunday night.