Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 8/4/12
BOSTON – While the Twins outhit the Red Sox, they struggled to get on the scoreboard. But Minnesota continued to fight, twice eliminating two-run deficits, and it finally paid off when they scored four runs in the ninth for a 6-4 win Saturday night in Fenway Park. It’s the first time the Twins have won three in a row since winning five straight from Sept. 25, 1993 to June 15, 1994. The Twins trailed until tying the score 2-2 in the eighth. But the Red Sox took a two-run lead in the bottom of the inning. In the ninth, Minnesota scored four runs off Alfredo Aceves, with Joe Mauer's three-run homer accounting for the final runs. It was Mauer’s seventh homer of the season and his first with runners in scoring position. After losing the first two games of the four-game series, Boston took a 2-0 lead with single runs in the first and second innings. In the first, Twins right-hander Cole De Vries walked leadoff hitter Ryan Kalish, who scored from first on Carl Crawford’s double o...
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