Boston Red Sox
Josh Beckett had five strikeouts and one confrontation with an umpire in six sharp innings and David Ortiz homered with three RBIs to lead the Boston Red Sox to an 11-2 romp over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
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.