Josh Beckett had five strikeouts and one confrontation with an umpire in six sharp innings and David Ortiz homered with three RBIs to lead the Boston Red Sox to an 11-2 romp over the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.
It is not the spot Daniel Bard prefers but he felt just fine coming out of the bullpen Monday night, helping the Red Sox to a 6-5 win over the Minnesota Twins.
Cody Ross homered twice, tying the game with a two-run shot in the seventh inning and giving Boston the lead with two outs in the ninth.
The Red Sox will start their three-game series in Minnesota with a new center fielder.
The Red Sox hope to end their five-game slide as they begin a seven-game trip Monday night with the first of three against the Minnesota Twins.
Daniel Bard is back in the bullpen for the Red Sox, at least for the time being.
Dustin Pedroia and Adrian Gonzalez each went 2 for 4 with a double and the Boston Red Sox earned a 5-1 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
For the first time in nine months, Red Sox right-hander Clay Buchholz took the mound.
Josh Beckett pitched two scoreless innings, leading the Boston Red Sox to an 8-3 victory over a Minnesota Twins split squad in their spring training opener Sunday.
Jim Thome hit a tiebreaking RBI double during Minnesota’s three-run eighth inning and the Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 5-2 on Wednesday night.