Found May 19, 2013 on Fox Sports North:
MINNEAPOLIS Plenty of things jump out in the box score of Saturday's lengthy game between the Twins and Red Sox a 12-5 Boston win that took nearly four hours. For Minnesota, one of the most glaring problems was how many runners didn't score. The Twins left 13 runners on base in Saturday's loss at Target Field and were only outhit by the Red Sox by one (13 hits to 12). Minnesota was tagged out once at the plate and left the bases loaded several times. The Twins finished 4-for-13 with runners in scoring position, leaving plenty of potential runs on the bases. "We scored some runs, but we just didn't come up with enough big hits," said Twins manager Ron Gardenhire. After scoring three runs in the bottom of the fifth to cut Boston's lead to 7-5, Minnesota had a chance to trim the deficit even more. With the bases loaded and one out, Aaron Hicks popped out to second baseman Dustin Pedroia in shallow right field. The ball wasn't hit very far out of t...
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