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Recap - Boston Defeats Minnesota 6-5

Cody Ross swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 3 runs as his Red Sox defeated Minnesota 6-5 at Target Field.

Bettors who backed the Red Sox were rewarded as -153 favorites at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.

Boston got 7 innings from Jon Lester, who gave up 5 earned runs on 6 hits, while striking out 4. Daniel Bard earned the victory, while the Red Sox got 3 RBIs from Cody Ross in the win.

Minnesota got a 6 1/3-inning outing from Jason Marquis in the loss. He gave up 5 earned runs, 0 walks and 11 hits in his time on the mound, while Joe Mauer had 2 hits in the loss for the Twins.

Boston enjoyed an edge at the plate with a 12-8 advantage in hits.

The game was closed out by Alfredo Aceves who got the final outs in the victory. He allowed 1 hit, 0 walks and fanned 0 batters to earn the save.