Livan Hernandez Pitches Twins Past Red Sox 7-3

Buchholz done in despite Twins' lack of power hitting
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser Staff
Posted May 12, 2008 10:45 PM CDT
Livan Hernandez Pitches Twins Past Red Sox 7-3
Boston Red Sox manager Terry Francona returns to the dugout after pulling starting pitcher Clay Buchholz in the fifth inning.   (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Livan Hernandez won again, Craig Monroe contributed another big hit, and the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 7-3 on Monday night to win the four-game series. Manny Ramirez finally went deep, hitting career homer No. 498 in the first inning for the Red Sox. The two-run shot was his second home run in 20 games.

Hernandez rebounded after a rough start to finish six innings for another quality outing. The Twins are 8-1 when he's on the mound. Red Sox starter Clay Buchholz didn't make it out of the fifth, done in by control problems and timely hits by the Twins—who took three games from the Red Sox. (More baseball stories.)

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