FORT MYERS, Fla. — Clay Buchholz
overcame early shakiness to go 4 2/3 innings, giving up four runs on
five hits with seven strikeouts and no walks as the Boston Red Sox beat
the Minnesota Twins 11-5 on Sunday.
Dustin Pedroia, Victor Martinez and
Kevin Youkilis — Boston's 2, 3, and 4 hitters — combined to go 9-for-9
with seven runs scored and four RBI. David Ortiz added a three-run home
Carl Pavano pitched 3 2/3 innings for
the Twins, giving up eight earned runs on 12 hits and a walk with two
Joe Mauer hit a two-run home run to
left field in the first inning for Minnesota.
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