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Crawford lifts Red Sox past Twins

May 10, 2011
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

BOSTON (AP) - Pinch-runner Jose Iglesias raced around from first to score on a close play at the plate on Carl Crawford's one-out double off the left-field wall in the bottom of the 11th inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins.

Boston beat Minnesota the final three games of a four-game series and won for the 11th time in 12 games at Fenway Park.

The Red Sox closed out their longest homestand of the season at 6-5.

Hideki Okajima (1-0) pitched two innings, getting out of two-on, one-out jams in each, for the win.

Jed Lowrie drew a one-out walk off Jim Hoey (0-1) and Iglesias pinch ran. Crawford lofted one off The Wall and Iglesias slid in just ahead of the throw from short left field by shortstop Matt Tolbert, knocking catcher Rene Rivera over as he scored.

The Twins, last in the majors in scoring, have put up three or fewer runs in 10 of their last 12 games, and 22 times this season.

The Twins put runners on first and second with one out in the 10th against Okajima, but Tolbert struck out and Alexi Cassila bounced into a fielder's choice. They did it again in the 11th, but Ben Revere grounded into a fielder's choice and Rivera struck out.

 
 
 

 

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