Recap - Sox Offense Fails Again

Jim Monaghan
Contributing Writer

Phil Hughes held the Red Sox to just one run over 6.2 innings as the Twins beat Boston on a Joe Mauer walk-off home run 4-3 at Target Field.

Boston has scored three or fewer runs in three of its last five games. They left a combined seventeen runners on base in the loss.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Globe
Matt Barnes took the loss in relief; his record is now 3-1.

Minnesota took a 2-0 lead off Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodriguez (pictured) in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI triple by Miguel Sano and a run-scoring single by Robbie Grossman.

Andrew Benintendi cut the lead in half in the top of the third with his fourth home run of the year.

After the Twins had added to their lead on a Mauer RBI single in the seventh, the Red Sox score two in the ninth to tie the game on a single by Chris Young.

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