Posted August 02, 2012 on AP on Fox
The Boston Red Sox appeared to have found their groove before coming up short their last time out. A visit from the Minnesota Twins could be just what they need to regroup. The Red Sox open a four-game set Thursday night against a Twins club hoping to avoid an 11th loss in 12 games at Fenway Park. Boston (53-52) had won four straight by a combined 22-12 score before falling 7-5 to Detroit in Wednesday's series finale. Carl Crawford hit his second homer but another shaky outing from Aaron Cook proved too much to overcome. "We keep winning series and we're going to be just fine," manager Bobby Valentine said. The Red Sox have only lost one of their last eight series against the Twins (44-60), winning 18 of 24 while batting .300. Boston has outscored Minnesota 68-33 in taking 10 of 11 meetings at Fenway over that stretch. Keeping things going, though, could prove difficult with struggling Jon Lester (5-8, 5.49 ERA) on the mound. The left-hander has been especial...
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