Matt LeCroy welcomes Michael Cuddyer after Cuddyer's homer made it 2-2. (Elsa/Getty Images)
By Kelly Thesier / MLB.com
The Twins took their swings against AL Cy Young Award contender Josh Beckett, with Michael Cuddyer and Garrett Jones hitting homers as Minnesota built a 5-3 lead. The Red Sox pushed back furiously in the eighth and ninth, but Joe Nathan ultimately shut the door, striking out Kevin Youkilis to end the game.
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