RED SOX 2, TWINS 0
Rick Porcello pitched seven shutout innings for Boston to outduel Minnesota ace Jose Berrios.
The Red Sox stretched their winning streak to a season-high six straight games.
Porcello (5-6) allowed only four hits and one walk with eight strikeouts.
Berrios (8-3) struck out 10 batters in a season-most eight innings, with five hits and no walks allowed. An RBI single by J.D. Martinez in the first was the only run he allowed. Xander Bogaerts gave the Red Sox insurance with an RBI double in the ninth.
Ryan Brasier pitched a 1-2-3 inning for his seventh save in 10 attempts.
The Red Sox (40-34) moved a season-high six games above .500 by handing the highest-scoring team in the major leagues its second shutout of the year. The Twins (47-24) have their fifth two-game losing streak of the season. They’ve yet to lose three in a row.
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