Joe Mauer made his first spring training start at first base for a Minnesota Twins split squad in a 2-1 win over the Boston Red Sox on Friday night.
Josh Beckett pitched two scoreless innings and Lars Anderson hit a grand slam, leading manager Bobby Valentine and the Boston Red Sox to an 8-3 victory over a Minnesota Twins split squad in their spring training opener Sunday.
Single-game Twins tickets went on sale Saturday and fans already snagged the seats for seven sold-out games, including the home opener.
Jim Thome hit a tiebreaking RBI double during Minnesota’s three-run eighth inning and the Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Wednesday night.
Even after all these years, David Ortiz is still tormenting the Minnesota Twins.
Pinch-runner Jose Iglesias raced around from first to score on close play at the plate on Carl Crawford’s one-out double off the left-field wall in the bottom of the 11th inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins.
Clay Buchholz combined with four relievers on a three-hitter and the Boston Red Sox bounced back from a pair of lopsided losses with a 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday in a game delayed by rain for over two hours.
Daisuke Matsuzaka turned in his strongest outing of the spring but Red Sox reliever Bobby Jenks gave up six runs in the ninth inning, letting the Minnesota Twins rally past Boston 9-8 Saturday night.
Red Sox right-hander Josh Beckett has mild concussion symptoms, according to the team, after he was hit in the back of the head on Monday during batting practice before Boston’s exhibition game against the Minnesota Twins at City of Palms Park.
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.