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Red Sox earn split with Twins

Jason Varitek belted two home runs in leading the Boston Red Sox to a 3-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins and a split of the four-game series Thursday afternoon at the Metrodome.

Boston won the game as -140 favorites, while the four runs went UNDER the day’s posted over/under (9).

Dustin Pedroia' sacrifice fly drove in the other run for the Red Sox. Josh Beckett tossed a gem of a game, allowing just three hits and one run over seven innings of work.

Joe Crede went deep in a losing effort for the Twins. Anthony Swarzak surrendered three runs off five hits over six innings on the mound.