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Boston Minnesota Game Ends in 12-5 Red Sox Victory - Recap

David Ortiz swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 6 runs as his Red Sox defeated Minnesota 12-5 at Target Field.

Boston was favored by -125 and came through for bettors backing them. The game went OVER the consensus closing total of 9.5.

Boston got 4 2/3 innings from Ryan Dempster, who gave up 5 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 2. Craig Breslow earned the victory, while the Red Sox got 6 RBIs from David Ortiz in the win.

Minnesota's starting pitcher Scott Diamond worked 4 1/3 innings, giving up 8 hits and 6 earned runs while striking out 1 in the loss. They got 2 hits from Jamey Carroll in a losing cause.

The battle of the bats favored Boston as they had 13 hits, while Minnesota only had 12.