Red Sox bats fall quiet as they lose to the Twins
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As we are now less than two weeks from meaningful baseball, the Red Sox are doing everything they can to lose while it doesn’t count. Boston dropped to 8-15 in Spring Training ball, losing 4-1 to the Twins on Monday afternoon.
Nathan Eovaldi got the start for the Red Sox for the third time this spring. The Twins got to him early, scoring two runs in the bottom of the first. Eddie Rosario took Eovaldi deep for a 2-run shot, his fourth of the spring.
Eovaldi wouldn’t stay in the game much longer. He would last for four innings against Minnesota, giving up two earned runs on four hits. Eovaldi was able to register three strikeouts on the day, as he once again flashed his ridiculous velocity in exhibition ball.
The offense struck across a run in the top of the first, but was held silent for the rest of the game by the Twins’ staff. J.D. Martinez picked up his third RBI of the spring on a single to right, but that would be all for the offense on Monday.
The Twins added two more runs in fifth off Matt Barnes. Jorge Polanco scored one with an RBI single. Then, Nelson Cruz drove in Polanco with a double as a final nail in the coffin. The Twins would hang on to beat the Red Sox with a final score of 4-1.
Boston’s next Spring Training matchup comes tomorrow agaisnt the Blue Jays. Eduardo Rodriguez will get the ball for the 1:05 p.m. first pitch.