Morneau homers for Twins in 2-1 loss to Red Sox
Justin Morneau homered in his final game with Minnesota before
leaving for the World Baseball Classic, but the Twins lost to the
Boston Red Sox 2-1 on Saturday.
Morneau, who will play for Canada in the WBC beginning Friday,
led off the fourth inning with a drive that landed in a pond behind
the right-field wall at Hammond Stadium.
Juan Carlos Linares went deep for Boston off starter Kyle
Gibson, and the Red Sox took a 2-1 lead in the fifth when Jonathan
Diaz scored on Ryan Sweeney’s single.
Linares has yet to play in the major leagues.
The loss snapped a five-game winning streak for the Twins.
Boston has won three consecutive games.
Attendance was 6,591 on a windy day.