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Red Sox 18, Twins 5
Kevin Youkilis (right) scored on Manny Ramirez's fifth-inning double. (Steven Senne/AP)
After two eighth-inning comebacks for one-run victories, the Red Sox emphatically finished off their sweep of the Twins with 23 hits, including a seven-run seventh. Every starter had at least one hit, including four from Jacoby Ellsbury. Kevin Youkilis homered with four RBIs.
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Series at a glance:
MIN
Minnesota (50-41)
Lost 3
Boston 18, Minnesota 5   BOS
Boston (55-39)
Won 3
July 9, 2008
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Minnesota
3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   5 14 1
Boston
0 0 4 0 2 1 7 4 X   18 23 2
Standings thru 7/9/08  |  Recap: MIN | BOS  |  Gameday  |  Twins stats  |  Red Sox stats
MinnesotaABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Span, CF3010201.316
Casilla, 2B5110004.309
Mauer, C3121200.328
Morneau, DH5122004.314
Kubel, RF4111111.266
Young, LF5130000.293
Lamb, 1B5010015.227
Punto, SS5021025.302
Buscher, 3B2000002.306
  a-Harris, PH-3B1010100.256
Totals3851456422 

a-Singled for Buscher in the 6th.

BATTING
2B: Casilla (11, Beckett), Mauer (23, Beckett), Young (17, Beckett).
HR: Morneau (13, 1st inning off Beckett, 1 on, 1 out), Kubel (13, 6th inning off Beckett, 0 on, 0 out).
TB: Span; Casilla 2; Mauer 3; Morneau 5; Kubel 4; Young 4; Lamb; Punto 2; Harris.
RBI: Mauer (38), Morneau 2 (67), Kubel (44), Punto (16).
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Kubel; Morneau 2; Casilla 2; Punto 3.
GIDP: Casilla.
Team LOB: 12.

BASERUNNING
CS: Span (2, 2nd base by Beckett/Varitek).

FIELDING
E: Span (3, throw).

 
BostonABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Ellsbury, CF6241001.278
Pedroia, 2B6323005.313
Youkilis, 1B5334013.319
Ramirez, LF5233001.285
  1-Bailey, PR-LF1000000.000
Lowell, 3B4222102.297
Casey, DH5132012.371
Varitek, C4121002.220
  a-Cash, PH-C1111000.241
Moss, RF5110025.274
Lugo, SS4221102.267
Totals461823182423 

a-Homered for Varitek in the 8th.
1-Ran for Ramirez in the 7th.

BATTING
2B: Ramirez 2 (18, Hernandez, Hernandez), Varitek (14, Bonser), Ellsbury (11, Bonser), Casey (11, Bonser), Pedroia (27, Bass), Youkilis (25, Bass).
3B: Moss (1, Bass).
HR: Cash (2, 8th inning off Bass, 0 on, 0 out), Youkilis (14, 8th inning off Reyes, 1 on, 2 out).
TB: Ellsbury 5; Pedroia 3; Youkilis 7; Ramirez 5; Lowell 2; Casey 4; Varitek 3; Cash 4; Moss 3; Lugo 2.
RBI: Ramirez 3 (59), Lowell 2 (56), Casey 2 (10), Youkilis 4 (57), Varitek (28), Ellsbury (27), Pedroia 3 (44), Cash (11), Lugo (20).
2-out RBI: Ramirez; Lowell 2; Casey; Youkilis 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Ramirez; Moss; Pedroia; Lugo 2.
SF: Youkilis.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Lugo (12, 2nd base off Hernandez/Mauer).

FIELDING
E: Youkilis (3, pickoff), Lopez (3, pickoff).
Outfield assists: Ramirez (Punto at 3rd base).
DP: (Lugo-Pedroia-Lowell).

 
MinnesotaIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Hernandez (L, 9-6)4.111660205.44
Bonser 1.24441106.50
Breslow 0.11221102.33
Bass 1.16550015.27
Reyes 0.11110012.92
 
BostonIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Beckett (W, 9-5)5.08552223.94
Lopez (H, 9)1.13002102.25
Hansen (H, 7)0.22001005.68
Delcarmen 1.00001004.34
Timlin 1.01000106.46

Bonser pitched to 3 batters in the 7th.
Beckett pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.
Hansen pitched to 2 batters in the 8th.

Pitches-strikes: Hernandez 82-55, Bonser 28-17, Breslow 11-6, Bass 33-20, Reyes 5-4, Beckett 104-67, Lopez 37-24, Hansen 19-9, Delcarmen 10-5, Timlin 19-13.
Ground outs-fly outs: Hernandez 7-4, Bonser 1-3, Breslow 0-0, Bass 3-1, Reyes 0-1, Beckett 4-8, Lopez 1-1, Hansen 1-1, Delcarmen 3-0, Timlin 2-0.
Batters faced: Hernandez 24, Bonser 10, Breslow 3, Bass 10, Reyes 2, Beckett 24, Lopez 8, Hansen 5, Delcarmen 3, Timlin 4.
Inherited runners-scored: Bonser 1-0, Breslow 2-1, Bass 3-3, Reyes 1-1, Lopez 1-1, Hansen 2-0, Delcarmen 2-0.
EjectionsMinnesota Twins Manager Ron Gardenhire ejected by 1B umpire Charlie Reliford. (7th).
Umpires: HP: Scott Barry. 1B: Charlie Reliford. 2B: Greg Gibson. 3B: Sam Holbrook.
Weather: 87 degrees, sunny.
Wind: 19 mph, Out to CF.
T: 3:59.
Att: 37,470.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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