Chris Young hit a three-run homer, Puerto Rican Christian Vazquez fired his first homer in over a year, and the Boston Red Sox rallied the Minnesota Twins 9-2 on Tuesday in a game with two recesses in the rain.
Drew Pomeranz (7-4) worked five innings, three of them after a one hour break and 16 minutes between the second and third as a storm slowly crossed over Fenway Park. Despite the interruption, Pomeranz limited the Twins to a dirty run and four hits, struck out seven and did not give tickets.
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Dustin Pedroia hit three hits and scored twice and Aruban Xander Bogaerts hit two hits and reached the plate several times for the Red Sox, who scored their fifth consecutive win for the first time in almost two weeks.
The two recesses for the rain totaled a total of 2:06 hours.
For the Twins, the Venezuelan Eduardo Escobar of 4-1, with an annotated and one impelled. Dominicans Miguel Sanó of 4-0; Jorge Polanco of 4-1, with an annotated one. The Puerto Rican Eddie Rosario of 4-3.
For the Red Sox, the Aruban Xander Bogaerts of 4-2, with two annotations. Christian Vazquez 2-1, with two runs scored and two RBIs.