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Lamb the hero
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Twins 7, Red Sox 6
Carlos Gomez is mobbed after scoring the game-winning run in the ninth. (AP)
Mike Lamb didn't start the game, but he finished it off in style, hitting a game-winning, two-run single with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Delmon Young and Carlos Gomez, who both stole a base in the inning, scored on the hit, which picked up a struggling Boof Bonser.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (23-15)
Lost 1
Minnesota 7, Boston 6   MIN
Minnesota (18-16)
Won 1
May 9, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0   6 12 1
Minnesota
2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2   7 11 1
Standings thru 5/9/08  |  Recap: BOS | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Twins stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, CF-LF4010103.288
Pedroia, 2B5120013.304
Ortiz, DH3110202.241
Ramirez, LF5110033.312
  Crisp, CF0000000.315
Lowell, 3B5122000.269
Youkilis, 1B5121011.316
Drew, RF3110212.279
Varitek, C5011004.250
Lugo, SS4011013.285
Totals3961255721 

BATTING
2B: Ortiz (7, Bonser), Lowell (7, Bonser).
TB: Ellsbury; Pedroia 2; Ortiz 2; Ramirez; Lowell 3; Youkilis 2; Drew; Varitek; Lugo.
RBI: Varitek (14), Lugo (9), Lowell 2 (7), Youkilis (28).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez 2; Pedroia; Ellsbury 2; Ortiz; Varitek.
Team LOB: 11.

BASERUNNING
SB: Ellsbury (14, 2nd base off Rincon/Mauer), Lugo (5, 2nd base off Bonser/Mauer), Youkilis (2, 2nd base off Bonser/Mauer).
CS: Drew (1, 2nd base by Rincon/Mauer).

FIELDING
E: Lugo (11, fielding).
Outfield assists: Ellsbury (Young at home).
DP: (Lugo-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gomez, CF4211100.278
Harris, 2B3122002.259
  Lamb, 3B2012000.213
Mauer, C4110001.343
Morneau, 1B4001021.262
Cuddyer, RF4011000.273
Kubel, DH4000001.230
Young, LF4120000.271
Tolbert, 3B-2B3110021.297
Everett, SS3120101.209
Totals357117247 

BATTING
2B: Everett 2 (4, Lester, Aardsma), Tolbert (5, Lester).
TB: Gomez; Harris 2; Lamb; Mauer; Cuddyer; Young 2; Tolbert 2; Everett 4.
RBI: Morneau (26), Cuddyer (11), Harris 2 (9), Gomez (12), Lamb 2 (13).
2-out RBI: Cuddyer; Harris 2; Lamb 2.
S: Tolbert.
GIDP: Harris.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Gomez 2 (15, 2nd base off Lester/Varitek, 2nd base off Papelbon/Varitek), Young (7, 3rd base off Papelbon/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Gomez (3, throw).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Lester 5.18531204.06
Aardsma (H, 2)0.21000102.60
Okajima (H, 8)2.00000100.53
Papelbon (BS, 2)(L, 2-2)0.22221002.55
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Bonser 4.07663305.09
Rincon 2.01002104.15
Guerrier 1.20000103.15
Reyes 0.12000000.00
Crain (W, 1-1)1.02000205.06

Bonser pitched to 4 batters in the 5th.

WP: Lester, Bonser, Rincon.
IBB: Ortiz (by Rincon).
Pitches-strikes: Lester 94-58, Aardsma 9-5, Okajima 15-11, Papelbon 18-11, Bonser 96-56, Rincon 31-16, Guerrier 17-11, Reyes 7-5, Crain 18-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Lester 10-4, Aardsma 0-0, Okajima 3-2, Papelbon 1-1, Bonser 6-4, Rincon 2-2, Guerrier 2-2, Reyes 1-0, Crain 0-1.
Batters faced: Lester 25, Aardsma 2, Okajima 6, Papelbon 5, Bonser 23, Rincon 8, Guerrier 5, Reyes 3, Crain 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Aardsma 1-0, Rincon 2-2.
Umpires: HP: Angel Hernandez. 1B: Eric Cooper. 2B: Marty Foster. 3B: Derryl Cousins.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 3:19.
Att: 25,477.

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