Although Boston manager Bobby Valentine appears to have found a remedy for his battered bullpen, he maintains it's not a long-term solution.
The Red Sox look to build on their first victory in a week and hand the Minnesota Twins a fourth straight defeat Tuesday night at Target Field.
With Daniel Bard's outing Sunday canceled because of a rainout, Valentine decided to move that day's scheduled starter into a relief role for Monday's opener in Minnesota to shore up a beleaguered bullpen. Boston's bullpen was responsible for all 15 runs in Saturday's embarrassing six-run loss to the New York Yankees, and the relief corps' 8.06 ERA is the worst in the majors.
Moving Bard to the bullpen seemed to be a good move, as the temporary reliever got two critical outs in the eighth inning of Monday's 6-5 victory.
Cody Ross powered the offense, tying the score with a two-run homer in the seventh inning and putting the Red Sox (5-10) ahead with a two-out, solo shot in the ninth to help Boston s...