#RedSox Game Summary (May 5) Out of the frying pan, into the fire. The Red Sox spent most of the game trying to overcome the deficit they suffered from the start of this game, only to fall in the end. In the first inning, Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez hit the Twins’ Joe Mauer with a pitch, and Miguel Sano tripled him in. Then, a slightly sluggish move by Josh Rutledge at 3rd (filling in for the injured Pablo Sandoval) allowed a hit to left, scoring Sano. The Sox came back in the 3rd with a solo dinger by Andrew Benintendi off Minnesota starter Phil Hughes, to make the score 2-1. in the 7th, Eduardo, who was well past 100 pitches (once again, in too long?), allowed a triple to Eddie Rosario, who subsequently scored on a Joe Mauer single off reliever Joe Kelly. All seemed lost until the 9th when Twins closer Brandon Kintzler allowed a series of singles to Mitch Moreland, Josh Rutledge, and Chris Young, scoring 2 runs to tie the score at 3. In the bottom of the 9th, however, Matt Barnes came on, and allowed a game-ending homer to Joe Mauer. Tough way to lose. Minnesota beat Boston, 4-3, at Target Field. Record: 15-14. Game 29/133.