#RedSox Game Summary (May 7) La Luna!

#RedSox Game Summary (May 7) La Luna! Dustin “the Laser Show” Pedroia opened an avalanche of scoring that buried the Twins with a solo home run in the 1st off Minnesota’s ace, Ervin Santana. Andrew Benintendi followed Pedey’s dinger with one of his own, a 2 run blast. In the 5th, Mookie Betts joined in with his own four-bagger, and in the 6th, a 2 run homer by Sandy Leon gave the Sox what seemed to be a solid 6-4 lead. Those 4 Twins runs had come in the 5th when, after cruising, Sox starter Chris Sale seemed to struggle, hitting leadoff man Chris Gimenez, then surrendering 2 singles and a sac fly. After a walk, Jorge Polanco’s 2 RBI single cut the Boston lead to 1, and after a passed ball by Sandy Leon put a runner at third. That runner, Robbie Grossman, scored on another sac fly to tie the score at 4. In the 8th, Boston expanded its 6-4 lead with a double by Benintendi, who scored on a single by Mitch Moreland. But the Twins cut the lead to 1 in the bottom of the inning when Kenny Vargas homered off Matt Barnes, who then walked the next two batters. Robbie Scott placed Barnes, and thew a wild pitch to move the runners into scoring position for Eddie Rosario, whose sac fly made this a 1 run game. But in the 9th, tension was replaced by laughter as the Red Sox put on a spectacular hitting display, with 7 hits, including another 2 run homer by Leon, a triple by Xander Bogaerts, and doubles by Bogaerts, Moreland, Chris Young, and Betts. 5 Red Sox walked; one was walked intentionally. The result was a 10 run inning. All in all, the Red Sox went 15-for-42 with 9 walks. Looks like the boys are having fun now, as they move on to Milwaukee for interleague action against the Brewers. Boston beat Minnesota, 17-6, at Target Field. Record: 17-14. Game 31/131.

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