Recap - Red Sox Offense AWOL In Loss To Twins

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Kyle Gibson held the Red Sox to just two hits over eight innings as Boston fell to the Twins 2-1 at Fenway Park on Friday night.

Eduardo Rodriguez went 5.1 innings in the loss giving up both Minnesota runs on six hits and a walk while striking out eight.

Mookie Betts (pictured), who left the game in the fifth inning with right knee soreness, gave the Red Sox a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning with his fifth leadoff home run of the year and 20th long ball of the season.

The Red Sox loaded the bases with no one out in the ninth but David Ortiz grounded into a 4-2-3 double play and Hanley Ramirez lined out to right to end the game.

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