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Red Sox 5, Twins 2
Rookie shortstop Jed Lowrie is all smiles after his first career home run. (AP)
The Red Sox got rare power from the bottom of their order, as Coco Crisp and Jed Lowrie hit back-to-back homers -- their first of the season -- in the seventh inning, erasing a late deficit and helping Daisuke Matsuzaka improve to 6-0. Kevin Youkilis and Mike Lowell also hit solo homers.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (24-15)
Won 1
Boston 5, Minnesota 2   MIN
Minnesota (18-17)
Lost 1
May 10, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 1   5 12 0
Minnesota
0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0   2 7 2
Standings thru 5/10/08  |  Recap: BOS | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Twins stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, RF4000001.278
Pedroia, 2B5021001.307
Ortiz, DH4000113.234
Ramirez, LF5000013.301
Lowell, 3B4121100.280
Youkilis, 1B5121014.319
Varitek, C3020101.262
Crisp, CF4111004.312
Lowrie, SS4231011.310
Totals3851253418 

BATTING
2B: Varitek (8, Perkins), Lowrie (4, Perkins), Youkilis (12, Perkins).
HR: Youkilis (8, 2nd inning off Perkins, 0 on, 1 out), Crisp (1, 7th inning off Perkins, 0 on, 0 out), Lowrie (1, 7th inning off Perkins, 0 on, 0 out), Lowell (3, 8th inning off Bass, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Pedroia 2; Lowell 5; Youkilis 6; Varitek 3; Crisp 4; Lowrie 7.
RBI: Youkilis (29), Crisp (7), Lowrie (7), Lowell (8), Pedroia (20).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Crisp 2; Ortiz; Varitek; Youkilis 2.
S: Ellsbury.
GIDP: Ortiz.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
DP: (Lowrie-Pedroia-Youkilis).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gomez, CF3001121.271
Tolbert, 2B4110013.294
Mauer, C3000121.333
Morneau, 1B4021001.269
Cuddyer, RF3100102.261
Kubel, DH4000012.222
Young, LF4010000.271
Lamb, 3B4030000.235
Everett, SS3000024.196
  a-Monroe, PH1000011.270
Totals332723915 

a-Struck out for Everett in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Tolbert (6, Matsuzaka).
TB: Tolbert 2; Morneau 2; Young; Lamb 3.
RBI: Gomez (13), Morneau (27).
2-out RBI: Gomez.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Tolbert 2; Monroe.
GIDP: Cuddyer.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
E: Lamb (4, throw), Gomez (4, fielding).
DP: (Tolbert-Everett-Morneau).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Matsuzaka (W, 6-0)7.06223702.45
Okajima (H, 9)1.00000000.50
Papelbon (S, 11)1.01000202.41
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Perkins (L, 0-1)6.09330334.50
Reyes 1.00000000.00
Bass 1.23223014.18
Korecky 0.10000104.50

Perkins pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

IBB: Ortiz (by Bass).
Pitches-strikes: Matsuzaka 96-63, Okajima 12-8, Papelbon 20-14, Perkins 98-69, Reyes 8-6, Bass 37-20, Korecky 3-3.
Ground outs-fly outs: Matsuzaka 6-8, Okajima 1-2, Papelbon 1-0, Perkins 8-7, Reyes 2-1, Bass 3-2, Korecky 0-0.
Batters faced: Matsuzaka 29, Okajima 3, Papelbon 4, Perkins 27, Reyes 3, Bass 11, Korecky 1.
Inherited runners-scored: Korecky 3-0.
Umpires: HP: Eric Cooper. 1B: Marty Foster. 2B: Derryl Cousins. 3B: Angel Hernandez.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:44.
Att: 33,839.

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