Originally posted on Ted's Army  |  Last updated 5/18/13
(AP Photo/Jim Mone) 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 (when you factor in that they also walked 8 times, it's slightly less awesome, but I'm trying to remain upbeat here).  Plus, 6 of those runs came against Scott Diamond.  The same Scott Diamond who made the Sox look foolish just 11 days ago holding them to 3 hits over 7 innings.  He had no such luck tonight.  Good numbers from the bats tonight.  Nava went 2-4 with a HR and 3 RBIs.  Napoli walked 3 times.  Pedroia went 2-3 with 3 runs scored and an RBI.  Middlebrooks had 2 hits.  Lavarnway even chipped in with 2 RBIs.  Granted, he was 1-4, but 2 RBI's! On the negative side, Ciriaco went 0-5 and Ellsbury managed just 1 hit and 1 run scored in a game where Boston put up 12.  That's not good.  Oh! And Ryan Dempster happened. If I were to tell you that Ryan Dempster threw 127 pitches tonight, you would audibly gasp.  Then you would assume/hope he at least squeezed 7 innings out of all those pitches.  You would be wrong.  He lasted just 4 2/3 of an inning.  He gave up 8 hits.  He walked 6 batters.  Only struck out 2.  It wasn't pretty.  Between this, and the 7 hits and 6 runs he just gave up to Toronto, all those Dempster fears we had are starting to come true.  But the bullpen bailed him out.  Mortensen, Breslow and Wilson finished the game, surrendering 4 hits, 2 walks, and 0 runs between them.  Breslow picked up the win. Good night for the Red Sox, especially for anybody named David Ortiz.  He's awesome. BOX SCORE
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