Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/19/14
BOSTON – While the Twins outhit the Red Sox, they struggled to get on the scoreboard. But Minnesota continued to fight back, twice eliminating two-run deficits, and it finally paid off when they scored four runs in the ninth inning Saturday night for a 6-4 win in Fenway Park. “Wow! What a finish,” Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said. “Some great at-bats in the end and Joe [Mauer] hits one over the wall. “A very exciting ballgame. I think that tells you a little about baseball - all the ups and downs.” 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 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 and two outs. Mauer’s home run came on a 3-and-2, 95 mph fastball. “I was just trying to be on time for a fastball,” he said. “He threw me a lot ...
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