Crawford’s RBI lifts Red Sox to win over Twins
BOSTON (AP) — Pinch-runner Jose Iglesias raced around from first to score on close play at the plate on Carl Crawford’s one-out double off the left-field wall in the bottom of the 11th inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins.
Boston beat Minnesota the final three games of a 4-game series, and won for the 11th time in 12 games in Fenway Park.
The Red Sox closed out their longest homestand of the season at 6-5.
Hideki Okajima (1-0) pitched two innings, getting out of a two-on, one-out jams in each, for the win.
Jed Lowrie drew a one-out walk against Jim Hoey (0-1) and Iglesias pinch ran. Crawford lofted one off The Wall and Iglesias slid in just ahead of the throw from short left by shortstop Matt Tolbert, knocking catcher Rene Rivera over as he scored.