Hunter Renfroe homers twice as Red Sox outslug Twins

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Field Level Media
25 Aug 2021, 13:55 GMT+10

Hunter Renfroe homered doubly and had 5 RBIs arsenic the big Boston Red Sox held disconnected the Minnesota Twins 11-9 connected Tuesday nighttime successful the opener of a three-game series.

Enrique Hernandez and Travis Shaw went deep, Alex Verdugo had 3 hits and the Red Sox won for the 3rd clip successful their past 4 games.

Jorge Polanco homered and had 3 RBIs and Miguel Sano besides drove successful 3 for the Twins, who dropped their 4th straight.

The archetypal of Renfroe's location runs was a towering three-run blast implicit the Green Monster successful near tract to enactment the Red Sox up 4-3 successful the fourth.

Boston blew the crippled unfastened with 2 outs successful the fifth.

Rafael Devers plated the archetypal of 5 runs with a ground-rule double. Verdugo doubled location a brace earlier Renfroe's 2nd blast made it 9-3.

Renfroe's 10 homers successful August are a single-month vocation high. He has 21 RBIs successful 20 games this month.

Minnesota scored a tally successful the sixth earlier a two-run Polanco homer successful the seventh got the visitors wrong 9-6. With runners connected 2nd and 3rd and 2 outs, Hirokazu Sawamura appeared to flight the jam by striking retired Nick Gordon, but the umpire correctly called a foul tip. Gordon past singled up the mediate to get the Twins wrong one.

Hernandez enactment Boston up 11-8 successful the eighth with a two-run changeable to people his 30th birthday.

Matt Barnes served up a leadoff homer to Josh Donaldson successful the ninth and walked 2 earlier getting pulled. Hansel Robles entered and fanned 2 connected his mode to his 11th save.

A Polanco azygous got the Twins connected the committee successful the archetypal earlier Shaw knotted the people with his blast successful the third. Sano singled location a brace successful the 4th for a 3-1 Minnesota edge.

Twins starter Griffin Jax (3-2) allowed 9 runs connected 7 hits implicit 4 2/3 innings. He walked 4 and struck retired four.

Josh Taylor (1-0) retired the lone batter helium faced to gain the triumph for Boston. Starter Tanner Houck surrendered 3 runs connected 8 hits implicit 4 2/3 innings, whiffing six and walking one.

Plate umpire Tom Hallion near aft taking a foul extremity disconnected his disguise successful the archetypal inning. Phil Cuzzi took implicit down the sheet to statesman the second.

--Field Level Media

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