Shield the kids' eyes...this one was UG-LEE

Jim Monaghan
Contributing writer

And it was ugly almost from the very start. Following a lead-off strikeout of Jamey Carroll by Red Sox rookie starting pitcher Allen Webster, the Twins banged across 4 runs in the top of the 1st inning en route to a 15-8 rout of Boston at Fenway Park.

Webster (pictured) didn't get through the 2nd inning, going 1.2 innings charged with 8 runs (all earned) on 6 hits (2 were home runs) and 3 walks. Felix Doubront, now pitching out of the bullpen, didn't fare any better. He was pounded for 6 runs over 5.1 innings on 12 hits and a pair of walks.

The Red Sox actually had a 5-4 lead after 1 inning thanks to a grand slam by Jonny Gomes but Minnesota plated 7 more in the top of the 2nd to basically put the game out of reach.

It's not as if Boston didn't bring the bats - they hammered out 12 hits and scored enough runs to win most nights. Five Red Sox batters had multi-hit games - Dustin Pedroia (3), Shane Victorino (2), Mike Napoli (2), Jarrod Saltalamacchia (2), and Stephen Drew (2). David Ortiz went 0-5, ending his 27-game hitting streak.

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