David Ortiz and Mike Napoli launched back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the 10th to give the Boston Red Sox a dramatic, come-from-behind 2-1 win and a three-game sweep over the visiting Minnesota Twins.
The Red Sox mustered one hit through the first nine innings—a fifth-inning double by Daniel Nava—before the extra innings heroics from their two sluggers. Ortiz wrapped his solo shot just inside the Pesky Pole in right. Napoli belted his homer to the center-field bleachers to give the Red Sox a walk-off win.
The Twins’ Kyle Gibson and the Red Sox’s John Lackey each had impeccable outings. Gibson, who retired the first 14 batters he faced, struck out eight in seven innings of scoreless work. Lackey tossed nine innings of no-run baseball, striking out nine and surrendering just three hits. Lackey has allowed three or fewer runs in six straight starts.
Entering the 10th of a no-score contest, the Red Sox sent closer Koji Uehara to the hill. Uehara, who entered the day with a 0.57 ERA, gave up a two-out solo home run to Chris Parmelee. The homer snapped Uehara's scoreless streak at 21 2/3 innings.
Parmelee, who hit a walk-off home run off Andrew Miller in Minnesota on May 13, appeared to be the hero again for the Twins. But, Casey Fien was not able to seal the deal, allowing solo homers against Ortiz and Napoli as the reeling Twins lost their fifth consecutive game
The Red Sox managed to sweep the Twins, despite scoring just five runs all series. The Twins mustered just two runs in the three-game set, losing each contest by one run.