Minnesota Twins win against Red Sox

The Minnesota Twins win against Red Sox this afternoon

The Minnesota Twins improved their record to 9-7 in spring action with a 8-6 win over the Red Sox this afternoon. Tyler Duffey started for the Twins and went 4 innings. He allowed 1 earned run, 5 hits, walked none and struck out 2.

The Red Sox got on the board first with an RBI groundout off Duffey in the 1st inning.

The Twins responded in the top half of the next inning with 3 runs. Eduardo Escobar singled home Oswaldo Arcia and then Ryan Sweeney doubled in Escobar and John Ryan Murphy.

Brandon Kintzler threw 2 innings behind Duffey and allowed a solo home run off the bat of Mookie Betts in the 5th.

Joe Mauer singled home Ryan Sweeney in the 7th to make it 4-2.

Casey Fien was touched for 4 earned runs in the bottom of the 7th to put Boston ahead 6-4. He allowed a 3 run home run and an RBI single.

The Twins fought back and responded with 4 runs of their own in the 8th. Buck Britton hit a 2 run double and Joe Mauer hit a 2 run home run. It would be enough to secure the win

Boston Red Sox
6
Minnesota Twins
8

OFFENSE

Ryan Sweeney

A

14 hits, 6 walks, 11 strikeouts, 1 home run and 8 for 14 with runners in scoring position. Arcia had a three hit game, Mauer had two hits and 3 RBI but the special mention goes to Ryan Sweeney who had 2 doubles, a single and 2 RBI in 4 plate appearances 
Ryan O’Rourke and Dan Runzler put up scoreless innings of relief but starter Tyler Duffey gets the special mention. " >

PITCHING

Tyler Duffey

C

Team totals: 10 hits allowed, 0 walks, 2 home runs and 7 strikeouts. Ryan O’Rourke and Dan Runzler put up scoreless innings of relief but starter Tyler Duffey gets the special mention. 

The Twins will face the Pittsburgh Pirates tomorrow afternoon at McKechnie Field. First pitch is at 12:05 CST. Tommy Milone will get the start.