Adrian Gonzalez (pictured) hit his 11th home run of the season in the bottom of the 5th inning and Carl Crawford went 3-5 on his 31st birthday in the win.
Vicente Padilla struggled in the top of the 9th inning, allowing a pair of home runs, but Alfredo Aceves came on to seal the win and earn his 23rd save of the season.
During the game, the Red Sox issued a press release saying the team had acquired 3rd baseman Danny Valencia from Minnesota in exchange for minor league outfielder Jeremias Pineda. Valencia was optioned to AAA Pawtucket. Jim Monaghan 8/06/2012 09:56:00 AM Tweet