May 14, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz (34) hits a home run in the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Red Sox Handle Twins, Papi Homers Twice In 9-4 Win

Two home runs off the bat of “Big Papi” David Ortiz helped the Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins yesterday at Target Field. Ortiz hit his 10th and 11th homers right after his game two nights ago where he hit his eighth and ninth blasts.

The Sox have been playing better as of late, and this series against the Twins is a good palette cleanser before the series with the Detroit Tigers. After dropping the series opener, Boston needed to win tonight to keep their momentum going and they did it in convincing fashion.

Lefty Felix Doubront picked up the victory moving to 2-3 on the season.  He allowed one run on seven hits in 6.1 innings of work, and the win was his first since April 3 against the Baltimore Orioles.

Dustin Pedroia seems like he will be in the lead-off role for the rest of the season, and the lineup seems to be taking form during this stretch of good baseball for Boston. The starting rotation has been solid for most of the first-quarter of the year, and Clay Buchholz will take the mound tomorrow, looking to straighten out his issues he has had on the mound.

More on Ortiz though as he received an applause from the Minnesota crowd, recognizing his accomplishments over the last two days. With 442 homers, Ortiz is now tied for 39th all-time with Dave Kingman and with every homer, we get to talk more about how valuable Big Papi has been to the Sox franchise. Let’s hope he keeps it rolling tonight in the rubber-match against the Twins at Target Field.

Tags: Boston Red Sox David Ortiz Dustin Pedroia

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