Recap - Wright Stifles Twins In Red Sox Victory

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Steven Wright simply continues to prove he belongs.

Photo courtesy of the Associated Press
In a season where Joe Kelly and Clay Buchholz have struggled mightily, and David Price and Rick Porcello have given hints from time to time of getting fully on track, Wright (pictured) has been the one constant in the Boston rotation.

Friday night in Minnesota he went 7.1 innings allowing just one run on seven hits and two walks as the Red Sox slammed the Twins 8-1. Wright improved his record to 7-4 while watching his ERA drop to just 2.09.

Boston collected 16 hits, led by a 4-for-5 night by Xander Bogaerts and a trio of hits from Dustin Pedroia.

The Red Sox scored three times in the fifth and sixth innings and added two more in the ninth.

Matt Barnes pitched 1.2 scoreless innings in relief.

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