Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) - Dustin Pedroia clubbed a two-run homer and
finished with three RBI, while John Lackey spun six stellar innings of one-hit
ball to help the Boston Red Sox complete a three-game sweep of the Minnesota
Twins with a 5-1 win Sunday at Target Field.
Lackey (2-4) struck out five without walking a batter and allowed just one
unearned run to halt a three-start skid in his 300th career start.
Pedroia also scored twice and singled in the fifth to extend his hitting
streak to 11 games, while Will Middlebrooks scorched a solo shot in the second
for the Red Sox, who have won five straight games.
Pedro Hernandez (2-1) was touched for three runs on nine hits over 4 1/3
frames to absorb the loss.
Trevor Plouffe registered two of Minnesota's five hits and scored the lone run
in the Twins' fifth straight setback.
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