Rick Porcello Goes 2 Innings, Boston Red Sox Beat Minnesota Twins 6-5
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Rick Porcello gave up a run over two innings in his first start after the worst season of his career, and the Boston Red Sox held off the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Thursday night.
Twins leadoff batter Brian Dozier went 3 for 3 — all opposite-field hits — with two doubles. Minnesota starter Tyler Duffey gave up a single and got four outs before reaching his pitch count.
South Korean slugger Byung Ho Park had an RBI single for the Twins after striking all three times a day earlier. Danny Santana hit a two-run homer.
Travis Shaw was 2 for 2 with a walk for Boston.
Porcello agreed to an $82.5 million, four-year contract on opening day last season, a deal that runs from 2016-19. He started 4-9 with a 6.08 ERA in his first season with Boston before finishing 9-15 with a 4.92 ERA.
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