Recap - Sox Rout Twins With Huge Ninth

Jim Monaghan
Content Coordinator

One day after hitting three home runs, the Red Sox slammed a season-high five home runs en route to a 17-6 win over the Minnesota Twins on Sunday afternoon at Target Field.

Photo courtesy of the Boston Red Sox
Dustin Pedroia, Andrew Benintendi, Mookie Betts and Sandy Leon (two) all supplied the long-ball fire power in support of Chris Sale who improved his record to 3-2.

Sale (pictured) went six innings and was charged with four runs on four hits and three walks. He struck out ten, including seven of the first nine batters he face.

It marked the sixth time this year that he's struck out ten or more batters.

Craig Kimbrel came on in the eighth in what figured to be a five-out save - the first of his career - striking out Joe Mauer and Max Kepler with the tying run on third base and the Red Sox clinging to a 7-6 lead.

Xander Bogaerts doubled and tripled in the top of the ninth to extend his hitting streak to eleven games. It was part of a ten-run inning that helped break open what had been a 7-6 Boston lead.

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