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Recap: Twins 6, Red Sox 1
Boxscores    Line Movements    BT Movements
Game: 2
Venue: Fenway Park
Date: May 07, 2013 7:10 PM EDT
  

BOSTON (AP) - Minnesota got its first two runs on mistake pitches from Boston starter Ryan Dempster.

Then errors by other Red Sox players turned a close game into a 6-1 rout Tuesday night as the Twins capitalized on three errors for four runs in the eighth inning.

``A very good outing by Ryan Dempster. Unfortunately not a lot to show for it on our end,' Boston manager John Farrell said.

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Dempster allowed five hits and struck out eight before leaving in the eighth after Pedro Ciriaco made consecutive errors on grounders to third, giving the Twins runners at first and third with nobody out. That led to four runs, three of them unearned, as the Twins took a 6-0 lead.

Scott Diamond allowed three hits in seven innings and Ryan Doumit hit his first homer of the season for the Twins, who had lost three of four.

Diamond (3-2) gave up a single in each of the first three innings, didn't allow a runner past first base and retired the last 15 batters he faced. He struck out two and walked none.

David Ortiz went 1 for 4 to extend his hitting streak to 27 games, a run that began before he sustained a season-ending injury in August. He has at least one hit in all 15 games he's played this season.

Dempster (2-3) pitched well for Boston and left trailing 2-0 in the top of the eighth after third baseman Ciriaco's errors.

``I just missed those balls. That's it,' said Ciriaco, who replaced injured starter Will Middlebrooks in the seventh.

Middlebrooks and backup catcher David Ross collided chasing a foul pop in the fifth near the low wall about halfway between home plate and third base. Middlebrooks caught it, but Ross slid into him, forcing his back to hit the wall. Both left the game.

Farrell said Ross was day to day with a thigh contusion and Middlebrooks was taken out as a precaution for pain in his right side.

The Red Sox entered the game with the best record in the majors, but have scored just 14 runs while losing four of their past five.

Josh Roenicke worked the last two innings, allowing Jarrod Saltalamacchia's fourth homer in the ninth.

The Twins took a 1-0 lead in the fifth on a leadoff double by Doumit and an RBI single through a drawn-in infield by Wilkin Ramirez. They made it 2-0 on Doumit's homer with one out in the seventh. It was upheld on video review after umpires ruled the ball had cleared the home run line at the top of the left field wall before a fan caught it.

It all unraveled for the Red Sox in the top of the eighth with three errors, a walk and three hits.

Ciriaco bobbled leadoff hitter Brian Dozier's grounder for his first error. The next batter, Jamey Carroll, hit the ball to the left of Ciriaco, who couldn't come up with it for his second error as Dozier took third.

``That was uncharacteristic of Pedro,' Farrell said. ``He has shown to be a very dependable defender.'

Craig Breslow then replaced Dempster and failed to retire any of the four batters he faced. Joe Mauer doubled in one run, Josh Willingham walked to load the bases and Justin Morneau and Trevor Plouffe followed with RBI singles.

Alex Wilson relieved Breslow and Doumit grounded to first baseman Mike Napoli, who threw home for the force out - the first of the inning. Saltalamacchia tried to double-up Doumit, but his throw was low for an error and Napoli's return throw was too late to get Morneau.

Farrell argued Doumit took an inside route to first, interfering with Saltalamacchia's throw. He went back to the dugout, only to come out moments later when Saltalamacchia and umpire Jeff Nelson started exchanging words.

``The explanation to me was, I'm still trying to figure out the explanation. I'll just leave it at that,' Farrell said.

NOTES: Pedro Hernandez (1-0) pitches for Minnesota against Allen Webster (0-0) on Wednesday night in the third game of the four-game series ... The Red Sox placed Joel Hanrahan on the disabled list with a strained right forearm one day after their other closer, Andrew Bailey, went on the DL with a strained right biceps. Manager John Farrell said Junichi Tazawa would have filled that role if needed. ... Ortiz's streak is the longest by a Red Sox player since Manny Ramirez had a 27-game streak from July 15 to Aug. 1, 2006.

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 SERIES AT A GLANCE
GAME 1
Twins at Red Sox
Mon, May 6 Final 5 to 6
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 2
Twins at Red Sox
Tue, May 7 Final 6 to 1
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 3
Twins at Red Sox
Wed, May 8 Final 15 to 8
 Boxscores    Recaps
GAME 4
Twins at Red Sox
Thu, May 9 Final 5 to 3
 Boxscores    Recaps

 CLOSING LAS VEGAS LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIN  +165   -125   9 
 BOS  -180   +105   
LAS VEGAS LINE MOVEMENTS

 CLOSING SPORTSBOOK LINE
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIN  +159   -120   9 
 BOS  -174   +100   
OFFSHORE LINE MOVEMENTS

 BETTING TRENDS
 Team  ML   RUN   O/U 
 MIN  44%   40%   46% 
 BOS  56%   60%   54% 
BT MOVEMENTS

 MLB HEAD TO HEAD
 May 6, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 5 Over: 11 
 BOS 6 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 30, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 2 Under: 6 
 BOS 4 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 29, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 3 Over: 11 
 MIN 8 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 28, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 1 Under: 7 
 BOS 6 Cover: +100 
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 Mar 14, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 7 Cover: +100 
 MIN 3 Over: 10 
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 Mar 8, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 MIN 2 Cover: +120 
 BOS 0 Over: 2 
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 Mar 2, 2013  Score  ATS Results 
 BOS 2 Cover: +100 
 MIN 1 Over: 3 
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 MLB RECAPS
 Tuesday, May 7
 
    Royals at Orioles
7:05 PM EDT
    Athletics at Indians
7:05 PM EDT
    Tigers at Nationals
7:05 PM EDT
    Mariners at Pirates
7:05 PM EDT
    Twins at Red Sox
7:10 PM EDT
    White Sox at Mets
7:10 PM EDT
    Braves at Reds
7:10 PM EDT
    Blue Jays at Rays
7:10 PM EDT
    Cardinals at Cubs
8:05 PM EDT
    Rangers at Brewers
8:10 PM EDT
    Angels at Astros
8:10 PM EDT
    Yankees at Rockies
8:40 PM EDT
    Diamondbacks at Dodgers
10:10 PM EDT
    Marlins at Padres
10:10 PM EDT
    Phillies at Giants
10:15 PM EDT
 
 
 
  
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