Kevin Correia pitched his second straight solid start on Monday after virtually pitching for his job last time out. Correia’s outing was only outshined by the brilliant outing of Red Sox starter Rubby De La Rosa.
De La Rosa pitched seven shutout innings while only giving up one hit and three walks. Correia went six innings with five hits, one walk and one crucial run. In the fifth inning, Correia surrendered a sacrifice fly to A.J. Pierzynski to give the Red Sox a 1-0 lead and victory.
The Twins simply couldn’t get the offense going, it sputtered all game long. The Twins sprayed three hits throughout the ballgame with Danny Santana, Kurt Suzuki and Sam Fuld all recording one. The Twins had the bases loaded with no outs in the eighth inning, but Burke Badenhop put down Brian Dozier on strikes to silence any possible Twins runs.
Sam Fuld’s hit was a double, the only extra-bagger for the Twins. Stephen Drew recorded the only exta-base hit for the Sox with a double. Fuld and Dozier both stole a base in the game.
The boxscore for Monday’s game can be found here.