Minnesota Contacts Series Win in Boston

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July 19: Minnesota 6, Boston 5

It was Jim Shaw’s turn in the Twins rotation, but manager Bucky Harris elected to substitute Dutch Leonard in place of the struggling Shaw. Leonard drew a tough game considering Pedro was on the mound for Boston, but Minnesota managed to pull out a win. Minnesota’s offense is usually all about making contact and dropping in singles, and in the fifth inning they placed three singles and drew three rare walks to score four runs on Pedro.

The score was tied at five with the starters out of the game by the eighth. Jonathan Papelbon gave up the winning run in the ninth on the strength of more Minnesota singles, this time from Rod Carew and Mickey Vernon.

                  R  H BB
BOS 001 103 000 - 5 10  5
MN  000 041 001 - 6 11  3

HR: none

starters      IP  R ER HR BB SO
P. Martinez  7.0  5  5  0  3  6  
D. Leonard   7.1  5  2  0  5  0 

BOS 57-34, MN 49-42

July 20: Minnesota 5, Boston 3

Boston knocked two hits more than the Twins, including three doubles and a homer compared to zero extra base hits for Minnesota. But Camilo Pascual scattered Boston’s hits, whereas Cy Young couldn’t stop the singles train in the eighth as the Twins came from behind to take the lead on six doinkers.

                  R  H BB
BOS 000 300 000 - 3 13  2
MN  002 000 03x - 5 11  1

HR: F. Lynn (3)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
C. Young    7.2  5  5  0  1  1  
C. Pascual  8.0  3  3  1  2  2 

BOS 57-35, MN 50-42

July 21: Boston 5, Minnesota 1

Minnesota was aiming for a sweep with the electric Johan Santana on the mound, but Santana looked human in this one and the Minnesota singles express dried up against a sharp Lefty Grove. Tris Speaker and Jimmie Foxx knocked three singles apiece, and Dwight Evans collected two doubles and a ding-dong.

Santana’s and Pedro Martinez’s ERAs both took a small hit in this series, but they remain one and two in the league in that category. With Grove’s excellent start, the Red Sox now rather obnoxiously have four hurlers in the league’s top 10 ERAs.

                  R  H BB
BOS 001 120 010 - 5 12  5
MN  010 000 000 - 1  4  3

HR: D. Evans (3), M. Vernon (7)

starters     IP  R ER HR BB SO
L. Grove    8.0  1  1  1  0  1  
J. Santana  6.1  4  4  0  3  4 

BOS 58-35, MN 50-43
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