Boston – Left fielder Eddie Rosario put Rafael Devers out on the plate for the last out and thereby preserved the Minnesota Twins' win on Thursday 2-1 over the Boston Red Sox.
Rosario made a precise shot to catcher Jason Castro while Devers tried to score from second in the double by J.D. Martinez against the "Green Monster".
Emerging hitter Willians Astudillo drove the lead race in the seventh inning with just the second hit of the night for the Twins, who made up for it by capitalizing nine ball bases.
The Boston pitchers filled the bases with passports twice and Astudillo had him paid dearly the second time with a single that boosted Miguel Sanó.
Minnesota took two of three in Boston and finished a tour with a 8-2 record. The Twins extended their lead in the Central Division of the American League to six and a half games over Cleveland and will return home this weekend to host the Indians for a series of three games.
The Red Sox lost for the third time in five games, reducing their chances of reaching the postseason after winning the World Series last year.
For the Twins, Venezuelans Luis Arráez 3-1, and Astudillo 1-1 with a towed. Dominicans Nelson Cruz 4-0, and Sanó 1-0 with two scored. 4-0 rosary.
For the Red Sox, the Dominican Devers 4-0. Puerto Rican Christian Vázquez 3-0. The Venezuelan Gorkys Hernández 2-0.