Red Sox-Twins Live: Boston Ends Spring Training With Loss To Minnesota


peavyfinal copyFinal, Twins 7-4 The Red Sox close out their last game of spring training with a 7-4 loss to the Minnesota Twins.

Top 9th, Twins 6-4: Niko Goodrum walks. With Josmil Pinto batting, Levi Michael steals second base. Josmil Pinto strikes out swinging.

Brayan Villarreal replaces Jose Valdez.

Bottom 8th, Twins 6-4: Michael Brenly strikes out swinging. Heiker Meneses grounds out. Carlos Coste flies out to right fielder Adam Walker.

Caleb Thielbar replaces Jared Burton.

Top 8th, Twins 6-4: Travis Harrison strikes out swinging. Adam Pettersen grounds out. Jason Bartlett grounds out.

Jose Valdez replaces Tommy Layne.

Bottom 7th, Twins 6-4: Joseph Monge, Matt Spring and Stefan Welch all fly out to provide three outs this inning.

Top 7th, Twins 6-3: An Adam Walker home run brings in two for the Twins. Josmil Pinto homers on a fly ball to center field. Niko Goodrum scores. Levi Michael scores.

Tommy Layne replaces Andrew Miller.

Bottom 6th, Red Sox 4-1: Miller walks Brian Dozier. Pinch-runner Levi Michael steps in for Dozier. Kurt Suzuki strikes out swinging and Joe Mauer walks moving Michael to second. Josh Willingham line drives into a double play.

Andrew Miller replaces Jake Peavy.

Top 6th, Red Sox 4-1: Going into the sixth inning, Peavy has thrown 30 pitches, with 23 of them for strikes.

Bottom 5th, Red Sox 4-1: Jonathan Herrera strikes out swinging, Stefan Welch flies out to right field and Grady Sizemore grounds out to end the inning. Sox still up by 3.

Brian Duensing replaces Mike Pelfrey.

Top 5th, Red Sox 4-1: Oswaldo Arcia singles on a line drive to right fielder Daniel Nava. Aaron Hicks flies out to right fielder Daniel Nava. Pedro Florimon grounds into a force out retiring Arcia at 2nd. Pedro Florimon caught stealing 2nd base makes the third out.

And we’ve got some defensive substitutions for you.

Heiker Meneses replaces second baseman Dustin Pedroia, batting 3rd, playing second base.

Stefan Welch replaces first baseman Mike Napoli, batting 4th, playing first base.

Jonathan Herrera replaces shortstop Xander Bogaerts, batting 6th, playing shortstop.

Defensive Substitution: Carlos Rivero replaces third baseman Will Middlebrooks, batting 8th, playing third base.

Bottom 4th, Red Sox 4-1: Will Middlebrooks flies out to right fielder Oswaldo Arcia. Daniel Nava flies out to left fielder Josh Willingham and Jonny Gomes grounds out to 3rd to end the third inning.

Top 4th, Red Sox 4-1: A 1-2-3 top of the 4th inning, courtesy of consecutive strike outs by Jake Peavy.

Bottom 3rd, Red Sox 4-1: Mike Napoli hits a double on a line drive to center fielder. Shane Victorino and Dustin Pedroia score. Xander Bogaerts doubles and Mike Napoli scores.

Bottom 3rd, 1-1:  Daniel Nava grounds out to first and Shane Victorino doubles on a line drive to left fielder Josh Willingham. Dustin Pedroia walks with one out.

Top 3rd, 1-1 : Pedro Florimon bunts out. Brian Dozier lines out to Dustin Pedroia. Kurt Suzuki hits a line drive double to left field. Joe Mauer grounds out to Bogaerts to retire the Twins.

Bottom 2nd, 1-1: Both Will Middlebrooks and David Ross ground into forced outs to end the inning.

Bottom 2nd, 1-1: Pelfrey walks Mike Carp, moving Bogaerts to 2nd.

Bottom 2nd, 1-1: Grady Sizemore grounds out and Xander Bogaerts singles on a line drive to left field. One out.

Bottom 2nd, 1-1: Mike Napoli ties the score 1-1 with home run to center field. No outs.

Top 2nd, Twins 1-o: Peavy strikes out Aaron Hicks on three consecutive swings.

Top 2nd, Twins 1-o: Oswaldo Arcia walks and then steals 2nd base while Aaron Hicks is batting.

Top 2nd, Twins 1-o: Trevor Plouffe pops out to shortstop Bogaerts. Two out.

Top 2nd, Twins 1-o: Josh Willingham homers on a fly ball to left field. Jason Kubel grounds out. One out.

Bottom 1st, 0-0: Daniel Nava and Shane Victorino ground out and Dustin Pedroia flies out to center field to end the first inning.

Today’s lineup for the last game of spring training can be found below:


Nava LF

Victorino RF

Pedroia 2B

Napoli 1B

Sizemore CF

Bogaerts SS

Carp DH

Middlebrooks 3B

Ross C

Pitching: RHP Jake Peavy followed by LHP Andrew Miller


Dozier 2B

Suzuki C

Mauer 1B

Willingham LF

Kubel DH

Plouffe 3B

Arcia RF

Hicks CF

Florimon SS

Pitching: RHP Mike Pelfrey

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