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David Ortiz continues to slug and he certainly let his former team experience just that on Saturday night. Ortiz would account for half of the 12 runs scored by Boston in its 12-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins.
Beginning in the first-inning, Ortiz launched a one out, three-run home run to right field off of Scott Diamond, scoring Jacoby Ellsbury and Dustin Pedroia to give the Red Sox an early 3-0 lead.
Following an RBI single in the third-inning, Ortiz would add to his impressive daily totals by knocking a two-run home run in the seventh-inning, increasing Boston’s lead by four runs over the Twins, 9-5.
Despite an impressive offensive barrage, Boston starting pitcher Ryan Dempster struggled, surrendering 5 runs on 8 hits over 4.2 innings, while walking a season-high 6 batters. Over his last two starts, Dempster has allowed 11 runs in 9.2 innings, seeing his ERA jump from 2.93 to a mediocre 4.27.
After Dempster’s exit in the fifth-inning, Boston’s bullpen would buckle down, going 5.1 scoreless innings en route to Boston’s fourth straight victory.
With the victory over Minnesota, Boston improved to a 26-17 record, remaining one game behind the AL East leading New York Yankees. Following a 14-game stretch that saw Boston lose 10 of those games, the Red Sox have rebounded with four straight victories.
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Ortiz has spent the better part of his career making the Twins pay for
their repression. He entered Saturday's game with a career .323 average,
13 homers and 37 RBIs in 52 games against Minnesota...
Before David Ortiz was Big Papi, he was a Minnesota Twin. But, the Twins let him go, and he seems intent on reminding them of that mistake every time he faces his old squad.
Ortiz, a career .332 hitter against Minnesota pitching, added another couple twists of the metaphorical knife this weekend. Big Papi blasted two home runs on Saturday, marking the 42nd and 43rd homers against...
Remember that slump David Ortiz went through? That was pretty funny, huh?
Ortiz had a monster game as part of the Red Sox’ 12-5 win over the Twins on Saturday, and in the process, he effectively reassured us that his slow start to the month of May isn’t anything to be concerned about.
Ortiz went 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs, a single, a walk and six RBIs on Saturday, marking...
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With Big Papi leading the way with 2 home runs and 6 RBI's, the Red Sox beat the Twins 12-5 tonight.
It wasn't all roses for Boston this evening, but there was much to be excited about (including getting to watch David Ortiz absolutely crushing baseballs). The most notable stat from the game was that Boston scored 12 runs on 13 hits. That's awesome...
David Ortiz had three hits, including two home runs and six RBIs to help power the Boston Red Sox past the Minnesota Twins 12-5 at Target Field in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday night.
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The Red Sox were leading the Twins 3-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning on Sunday, when the heavens opened up above Target Field and the rain came down. Two hours later, the teams were still being held hostage by Mother Nature, waiting to hear if they would get a chance to resume play.
David Ortiz is tired of waiting around.
The Red Sox designated hitter tweeted his...
The Red Sox were leading the Twins 3-1 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning on Sunday, when the heavens opened up above Target Field and the rain came down. With a Monday night game in Chicago, the Red Sox were certainly hoping the delay would be brief -- or the game would be called.
Well, two hours later after the delay began, the teams were still being held hostage by...
Game 43: Ortiz making pitchers look sloppy!
David Ortiz had a field day against his old team, and again made them wish they never got rid on him in 2003. Papi had three hits, drove in 6 runs, and powered a lineup that finished with 13 total hits. All players but Pedro Ciriaco had at least one hit in the game. Papi's great performance helped out Ryan Dempster...
David Ortiz rapped out 3 hits, including a pair of home runs, and drove in 6 runs as the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 12-5 at Target Field.
The Red Sox got on the board in the top of the 1st inning on a 3-run blast by Ortiz (pictured)off Twins starter Scott Diamond. An RBI single in the top of the 4th put the Sox up 4-1, and Ortiz slammed...
David Ortiz homered twice and drove in six runs to torment his former team once again, leading the Boston Red Sox to a 12-5 victory over the Minnesota Twins on Saturday night.
Dustin Pedroia had two hits, two walks and an RBI, extending his hitting streak to 10 games. Daniel Nava also went deep for the Red Sox, who have won four straight following a slide in which they had lost...
Now that the Boston Red Sox have bounced back from their recent slide, they hope John Lackey can end his losing streak.
The right-hander hopes to avoid dropping a fourth straight start while trying to help the visiting Red Sox to their fifth win in a row Sunday against the slumping Minnesota Twins.
David Ortiz homered twice and drove in six runs as Boston (26-17) rolled to a 12-5...
Sean Riley, contributing writer
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It took extra innings but the Red Sox won their 3rd straight game, their second coming from behind late to pick up the win against the Twins tonight. Great starting pitching held the Twins to only 2 runs and 4 hits. Here are your 3 stars of the game:
Star 3: Johnny Gomes
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The Red Sox and Twins went into a rain delay at 4:30 yesterday afternoon with the Red Sox leading 3-1 in the bottom of the seventh as they looked to sweep the Twinkies in the Twin Cities.
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The Red Sox continued their recent hot streak this weekend by beating the Twins on Saturday and Sunday. Power lead the Sox on Saturday and then on Sunday they overcame a rain delay to win again. Here are the 3 stars of the games.
Star 3: Ryan Lavarnway
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