MINNEAPOLIS (AP) cheap Sandy Leon jersey hit a pair of two run homers, cheap Chris Sale jersey struck out 10 and the Boston Red Sox jerseys romped out of town with a 17 6 victory Sunday over the Minnesota Twins jerseys fueled by a season high five homers and finished with a 10 run ninth.
Sale (3 2) reached double digit strikeouts for the sixth straight time, stretching his major league leading 2017 total to 73. In 2015, he tied Pedro Martinez’s major league mark by fanning at least 10 for eight starts in a row.
The lanky left hander briefly lost the lead in a four run fifth inning while the Twins jerseys batted around, but Leon broke the tie in the sixth with a two out homer off Minnesota ace cheap Ervin Santana jersey (5 1).
The Sale Santana matchup was just the third in the majors in the last 35 years with both pitchers carrying an ERA below 1.40 after at least six starts, but the duel was effectively done in the first inning when cheap Dustin Pedroia jersey went deep and cheap Andrew Benintendi jersey hit a two run shot for the Red Sox jerseys.
cheap Mookie Betts jersey had a homer in the fifth, too, among his three hits. After starting the series with the fewest home runs in the in the major leagues, the Red Sox jerseys hit nine homers over the three games at Target Field, with three by Leon and two apiece by Benintendi and cheap Chris Young jersey.
Four of their five hits off Santana left the ballpark, pushing the right hander’s ERA from 0.66 to 1.72. He has finished six innings in all seven starts this year.
Sale a former La Crosse Logger also went six innings, giving up four runs.
With a homer by cheap Kennys Vargas jersey and a sacrifice fly by cheap Eddie Rosario jersey, the Twins jerseys cut the lead to 7 6 in the eighth to trigger the arrival of closer cheap Craig Kimbrel jersey for a pair of strikeouts to end the inning with a runner on third.
The Red Sox jerseys wrapped up the breakout weekend for their bats by sending 16 men to the plate in the ninth inning against a Twins jerseys bullpen that’s been falling apart. Boston recorded their season high score for the second straight game.
cheap Mitch Moreland jersey drove in four runs, with an RBI single in the eighth and a two run double and bases loaded walk in the ninth.
SUNDAY SALE: Sale struck out seven of the first nine batters he faced, in his first turn since the tumultuous series against Baltimore when he threw behind Orioles jerseys star cheap Manny Machado jersey but avoided suspension. He gave up four hits and three walks.
The runs in the fifth scored on two sacrifice flies and a two run single by cheap Jorge Polanco jersey, a rally that began with a hit by pitch that barely grazed cheap Chris Gimenez jersey’s leg. The Twins jerseys have scored 29 runs in 29 innings against Sale over their last six matchups.
NO HELP FROM HALEY: After right hander cheap Justin Haley jersey was reinstated from the 10 day DL earlier than the Twins jerseys preferred because of recent struggles on the current staff and a shortage of prospects in Triple A, the former Red Sox jerseys prospect acquired through the Rule 5 draft gave up three hits, one walk and three runs while recording one out.
TRAINER’S ROOM: With Moreland the only player who has started all 31 games, Boston manager John Farrell plans to give him some rest during interleague play at Milwaukee this week and use cheap Hanley Ramirez jersey at 1B with the DH unavailable.
The Twins jerseys had cheap Byron Buxton jersey back in CF from a two day break, following a wall collision, wholesale jerseys but 2B cheap Brian Dozier jersey sat out for a second straight game due to a sprained left ankle suffered while fielding a ground ball. Dozier was walking significantly better on Sunday than on Saturday, so the Twins jerseys were holding off on a DL stint.