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Twins 7, Red Sox 3
Manny Ramirez (left) returns home after his first-inning long ball. (AP)
Staked to an early lead thanks to Manny Ramirez's 498th career homer in the first, Clay Buchholz couldn't find a groove, yielding seven runs over 4 1/3 innings. The young righty took his third loss as the Red Sox went down for third time in Minnesota.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (24-17)
Lost 2
Minnesota 7, Boston 3   MIN
Minnesota (20-17)
Won 2
May 12, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   3 12 1
Minnesota
2 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 X   7 11 0
Standings thru 5/12/08  |  Recap: BOS | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Twins stats
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Crisp, CF4110114.314
Pedroia, 2B4010002.304
Ortiz, DH5111002.240
Ramirez, LF4122102.304
Lowell, 3B4010002.278
Drew, RF4030010.301
Varitek, C4000014.252
Casey, 1B4010001.339
Cora, SS4020001.727
Totals3731232318 

BATTING
2B: Crisp (6, Hernandez), Drew (6, Hernandez).
HR: Ramirez (8, 1st inning off Hernandez, 1 on, 1 out).
TB: Crisp 2; Pedroia; Ortiz; Ramirez 5; Lowell; Drew 4; Casey; Cora 2.
RBI: Ortiz (29), Ramirez 2 (26).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Varitek 2; Crisp; Ramirez.
S: Pedroia.
GIDP: Lowell.
Team LOB: 10.

FIELDING
E: Drew (2, fielding).
Outfield assists: Crisp (Young at 1st base).
DP: 3 (Pedroia-Cora-Casey 2, Crisp-Cora).
Pickoffs: Lopez (Gomez at 1st base).

 
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Gomez, CF4010021.268
Harris, 2B4110012.259
  Tolbert, 2B0000000.274
Mauer, C2310201.333
Morneau, 1B4121001.292
Cuddyer, RF4121001.276
Monroe, DH2112210.290
Young, LF4022014.271
  Kubel, LF0000000.222
Lamb, 3B3000104.231
Everett, SS4010001.204
Totals3171165515 

BATTING
2B: Monroe (6, Buchholz).
TB: Gomez; Harris; Mauer; Morneau 2; Cuddyer 2; Monroe 2; Young 2; Everett.
RBI: Morneau (28), Cuddyer (12), Young 2 (12), Monroe 2 (15).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Young; Mauer.
GIDP: Lamb 2.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
CS: Gomez (3, 2nd base by Lopez/Varitek).
PO: Gomez (1st base by Lopez).

FIELDING
DP: (Everett-Harris-Morneau).

 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Buchholz (L, 2-3)4.18775405.53
Lopez 1.22000003.00
Hansen 1.00000105.06
Timlin 1.01000009.00
 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (W, 6-1)6.010331113.90
Rincon 2.00001103.60
Crain 1.02000104.63

Pitches-strikes: Buchholz 89-49, Lopez 20-10, Hansen 13-8, Timlin 7-6, Hernandez 92-59, Rincon 30-17, Crain 12-9.
Ground outs-fly outs: Buchholz 8-1, Lopez 3-1, Hansen 2-0, Timlin 1-1, Hernandez 4-13, Rincon 0-5, Crain 0-2.
Batters faced: Buchholz 25, Lopez 5, Hansen 3, Timlin 3, Hernandez 28, Rincon 7, Crain 5.
Inherited runners-scored: Lopez 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Derryl Cousins. 1B: Angel Hernandez. 2B: Eric Cooper. 3B: Marty Foster.
Weather: 70 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:51.
Att: 18,782.

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