Tim Wakefield aka the Wicked Knucklah did not get his 200th win, however the Red Sox still pulled out the victory in Minnesota thanks to the bats of David Ortiz and Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Papi and Salty hit back-to-back jacks in the 6th, then tacked on the go-ahead runs in the 9th with clutch hits. Big Papi was 4-5 with a Homer and 3 RBI’s. Ortiz also scored a key run in the 8th, charging into homeplate and intimidating Twins Catcher Joe Mauer, who dropped a throw that would have beaten Papi’s attempt to score.
Last night’s victory was the 4th incredible win in the past week for the Red Sox, following 3 walk-offs at Fenway during the homestand. This team appears to be finding it’s stride coming down the home stretch of the season. It’s a great time to be a membah of Red Sox Nation!