With Brad Penny on the mound you know the team will need some runs to win the game. The Twins jumped out to an early lead when Cuddyer took Penny deep in the second. In the third the Red Sox regained the lead with five consecutive hits scoring 3 runs. Ellsbury got it going with a hit to get his streak up to 20 games. The Red Sox had 2 more runs in the 4th and Jeff Bailey homered in the 8th. Mike Lowell went 4-5 as the DH and the team had 16 hits today.
Penny pitched a typical game giving up 3 runs in 5 1/3 innings. Amalie Benjamin reported that he was throwing up between innings with some kind of sinus issue. RR took over and shut down the Twins for 1 2/3 innings and Oki pitched a hitless 9th. Then Papelbon gave up a hit and a two-run homer to Joe Mauer to put the Twins within one run before shutting the door for good.
Red Sox Win 6-5 BOX SCORE