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Minnesota Twins 8, Boston Red Sox 3: A Disastrous Eighth, 19 Runners LOB on Marathon Monday

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Peres Jepchirchir and Evans Chebet were the two Boston Marathon winners, but the Boston Red Sox weren’t winners on Marathon Monday as they fell to the Minnesota Twins, 8-2, after a disastrous eighth inning from Kutter Crawford.

19 runners were left stranded. Christian Vazquez hit an RBI groundout in the fifth before launching a solo homer over the Green Monster in the seventh and Xander Bogaerts scored one on an infield RBI single.

Rich Hill gave up a pair of two-run homers though he made it into the fifth inning, and Phillips Valdez finished the frame for him before hurling a perfect sixth. Crawford got out of a jam in the seventh but wasn’t nearly as fortunate in the eighth as four runs came across on four walks, a passed ball, and a single that scored two.

Hirokazu Sawamura came on to finish the eighth and tossed a scoreless ninth.

The Sox will host the Blue Jays starting tomorrow at 7:10 p.m. ET which will start a three-game set, with Nathan Eovaldi taking on Yusei Kikuchi.

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