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Red Sox 3, Twins 1
Jason Varitek's afternoon was finished after the seventh, but he supplied the offense. (AP)
A game-tying solo home run by Jason Varitek got the Red Sox on the board in the fifth, and the captain's shot in the seventh put 'em ahead. Josh Beckett benefited from his catcher's actions, and not only the homers, as Varitek's defense of the starter led to an ejection.
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Series at a glance:
BOS
Boston (28-20)
Won 1
Boston 3, Minnesota 1   MIN
Minnesota (24-25)
Lost 1
May 28, 2009
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Boston
0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0   3 6 0
Minnesota
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1 5 0
Standings thru 5/28/09  |  Recap: BOS | MIN  |  Gameday  |  Red Sox stats  |  Twins stats
Boston AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Ellsbury, CF 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .302
Pedroia, 2B 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 .333
Drew, J, RF 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 .252
Youkilis, 1B 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 .375
Lowell, 3B 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 .303
Ortiz, D, DH 4 0 1 0 0 2 1 .194
Varitek, C 3 2 2 2 0 1 1 .248
  Kottaras, C 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .200
Bailey, LF 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 .188
Lugo, SS 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 .260
Totals 30 3 6 3 4 3 13  

BATTING
2B: Bailey (3, Swarzak).
HR: Varitek 2 (10, 5th inning off Swarzak, 0 on, 0 out; 7th inning off Swarzak, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Ortiz, D; Youkilis; Varitek 8; Bailey 2; Kottaras.
RBI: Varitek 2 (22), Pedroia (17).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Lowell.
SF: Pedroia.
GIDP: Lowell, Bailey.
Team RISP: 0-for-2.
Team LOB: 6.

FIELDING
DP: (Pedroia-Lugo-Youkilis).

 
Minnesota AB R H RBI BB SO LOB AVG
Span, CF 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .311
Mauer, DH-C 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 .407
Morneau, 1B 3 0 1 0 1 1 1 .342
Kubel, RF 4 0 0 0 0 2 2 .331
Crede, 3B 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 .240
Harris, B, SS 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 .274
Young, D, LF 3 0 0 0 1 1 2 .245
Redmond, M, C 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 .250
  Henn, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  a-Cuddyer, PH 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .284
  Ayala, P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
  b-Buscher, PH 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 .183
Tolbert, 2B 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 .200
Totals 30 1 5 1 4 10 11  

a-Walked for Henn in the 7th. b-Struck out for Ayala in the 9th.

BATTING
2B: Harris, B (5, Beckett).
HR: Crede (9, 2nd inning off Beckett, 0 on, 1 out).
TB: Tolbert; Harris, B 3; Crede 4; Morneau.
RBI: Crede (22).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Morneau; Tolbert; Buscher.
SAC: Span.
GIDP: Redmond, M.
Team RISP: 0-for-6.
Team LOB: 7.

FIELDING
DP: 2 (Harris, B-Tolbert-Morneau, Crede-Tolbert-Morneau).

 
Boston IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Beckett (W, 5-2) 7.0 3 1 1 4 8 1 4.60
Okajima (H, 8) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.57
Papelbon (S, 13) 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2.45
 
Minnesota IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA
Swarzak (L, 1-1) 6.0 5 3 3 4 3 2 2.08
Crain 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.43
Henn 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.15
Ayala 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.37

Swarzak pitched to 2 batters in the 7th.

HBP: Ellsbury (by Henn).
Pitches-strikes: Beckett 111-69, Okajima 15-10, Papelbon 19-13, Swarzak 103-63, Crain 6-3, Henn 11-6, Ayala 14-12.
Groundouts-flyouts: Beckett 8-3, Okajima 1-1, Papelbon 0-1, Swarzak 8-6, Crain 0-1, Henn 1-1, Ayala 2-1.
Batters faced: Beckett 27, Okajima 4, Papelbon 4, Swarzak 26, Crain 1, Henn 3, Ayala 6.
Inherited runners-scored: Crain 1-0, Henn 3-1.
Ejections: Boston Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek ejected by HP umpire Todd Tichenor (7th); Boston Red Sox Manager Terry Francona ejected by HP umpire Todd Tichenor (7th); Minnesota Twins catcher Mike Redmond ejected by HP umpire Todd Tichenor (7th); Minnesota Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire ejected by HP umpire Todd Tichenor (7th)
Umpires: HP: Todd Tichenor. 1B: Jerry Layne. 2B: Tony Randazzo. 3B: Chris Guccione.
Weather: 68 degrees, dome.
Wind: Indoors.
T: 2:56.
Att: 23,958.
Venue: Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.
May 28, 2009
May 28, 2009

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