Found May 16, 2013 on NESN.com:
When the Minnesota Twins visited Fenway Park for the lone time this season for a four-game set starting May 6, the Red Sox were 20-11 and led the American League East by 1 1/2 games despite having just been swept three games in Texas. The Sox beat the Twins 6-5 in 11 innings in the opener, but Minnesota took the final three games and things have gone downhill ever since for Boston, which is now looking up at the first-place Yankees. The Twins enter this weekend’s series at Target Field having lost back-to-back series there to the Orioles and White Sox to fall to 9-10 at home, 18-19 overall and fourth in the AL Central. Thanks largely to Joe Mauer (.349), on a 14-game hitting streak, and Justin Morneau (.306), the Twins are a decent-hitting team, but their pitching staff is one of baseball’s worst. It ranks near the bottom in quality starts and opponents’ batting average, and is dead last in strikeouts. One big culprit for those numbers is Friday’s starter, former Phillie Vance Worle...
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