Curt Schilling shut down the Twins through 6 2/3 innings before giving up three runs and letting the bullpen take over for a win at the Metrodome. Schilling struck out seven and allowed eight hits. J.D. Drew drove in two runs and Kevin Youkilis and Jason Varitek each added an RBI.
Jason Tyner's two-run double and Torii Hunter's RBI single in the seventh inning brought the Twins within a run of the Red Sox, but they fell just short in the series finale. Sidney Ponson's career record against the Red Sox fell to 3-11 after giving up four runs (three earned) on eight hits in 5 1/3 innings.
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