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Record shots boost Sox
Red Sox 6, Twins 0
David Ortiz gets a hug from Johnny Pesky after hitting his 51st homer. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
 Ortiz's record-setting 51st homer
 Ortiz's 52nd blast
 Lowell's solo shot
David Ortiz set a franchise record in the first inning when he hit his 51st homer of the season, and he didn't stop there, adding No. 52 in the seventh. Josh Beckett threw eight shutout innings to keep Boston's playoff hopes alive.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: September 21, 2006
MIN
Minnesota (90-62)
Lost 1
Boston 6, Minnesota 0   BOS
Boston (82-71)
Won 1
September 21, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 8 1
Boston
1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 X   6 8 1
Standings thru 9/21/06  |  Gameday  |  Twins Stats  |  Red Sox Stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Castillo, 2B4000022.294
Punto, 3B4010011.292
Mauer, C4020012.345
  1-Casilla, PR0000000.000
Cuddyer, RF4000012.279
Morneau, 1B4010011.325
Hunter, CF4020002.277
  2-Rabe, PR0000000.286
White, LF4000014.233
Tyner, DH3000001.318
Bartlett, SS3020000.319
Totals340800715 


1-Ran for Mauer in the 9th. 2-Ran for Hunter in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Mauer (34, Beckett).
TB: Punto; Mauer 3; Morneau; Hunter 2; Bartlett 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Cuddyer; White 2.
GIDP: Mauer; Hunter.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Santana (1, throw).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Pedroia, 2B5000001.182
Loretta, 1B3001000.290
  Murphy, LF0000000.235
Ortiz, DH3232100.287
Lowell, 3B3111102.281
Nixon, RF4010000.277
Varitek, C3010122.248
Pena, LF-1B4110022.222
Kapler, CF3110100.241
Gonzalez, SS3100012.251
Totals31684459 

BATTING
HR: Ortiz 2 (52, 1st inning off Santana, 0 on, 2 out; 7th inning off Guerrier, 0 on, 1 out), Lowell (18, 7th inning off Guerrier, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Ortiz 9; Lowell 4; Nixon; Varitek; Pena; Kapler.
RBI: Ortiz 2 (132), Loretta (57), Lowell (71).
2-out RBI: Ortiz.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek; Gonzalez.
S: Gonzalez.
SF: Loretta.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Gonzalez (7, fielding).
DP: 2 (Pedroia-Gonzalez-Loretta, Lowell-Pedroia-Loretta).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Santana (L, 18-6)5.06423312.79
Guerrier 1.22221123.34
Perkins 1.10000100.00
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 16-10)8.06000504.82
Foulke 1.02000204.53

Pitches-strikes: Santana 100-67, Guerrier 36-24, Perkins 18-13, Beckett 103-69, Foulke 25-17.
Ground outs-fly outs: Santana 5-7, Guerrier 2-2, Perkins 1-2, Beckett 11-8, Foulke 1-0.
Batters faced: Santana 25, Guerrier 8, Perkins 4, Beckett 29, Foulke 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Perkins 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Tim McClelland. 1B: Fieldin Culbreth. 2B: Bill Welke. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 61 degrees, clear.
Wind: 12 mph, Out to RF.
T: 2:54.
Att: 36,434.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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