Carl Crawford, for the second time on the Sox longest homestand of the season, had a walkoff hit. This time it was a double off the wall in the 11th to give the Sox a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins. Crawford had a walkoff single May 1 when the Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners. Crawford now has a nine game hitting streak to boost his average up to .211.
Jonathan Papelbon blew his first save opportunity of the season attempting to get the win for Josh Beckett. Beckett remains 2-1 on the season, now with a 2.35 ERA.
The Twins, last in the majors in scoring, have put up three or fewer runs in 10 of their last 12 games, and 22 times this season.
The Sox took 3-of-4 from the Twins and were 6-5 on the homestand.
The Red Sox are now 17-18 and the “Hunt for .500” continues:
- In game one of the season, he Red Sox had the opportunity to reach the .500 mark all-time for Opening Days and lost 9-5 to Texas
- In game two of the season, they had the opportunity to reach .500 for the season, and lost 12-5 to Texas.
- In game 22 of the season, they had the opportunity to reach .500 for the season, and lost 4-1 to Baltimore.
- In game 30 of the season, they had the opportunity to reach .500 for the season, and lost 5-3 to LA Angels.