Torii Hunter, Garrett Jones and Rondell White each knocked in a run in the inning, and the Twins held on to win their final game of the season. Joe Nathan notched his 37th save, but had to wiggle out of a bases-loaded jam.
Manny Ramirez hit an RBI single and Jason Varitek notched his 17th homer as the Red Sox came up short in their final game before the playoffs. Boston loaded the bases in the ninth, but came away empty handed.
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