Red Sox mash Matt Shoemaker, hand Twins 9-1 loss
Matt Shoemaker’s third start of the spring for Minnesota didn’t go as well as his first two.
Boston touched Shoemaker, who had given up one run on three hits in 6 1/3 innings thus far, for seven runs on seven hits in three innings. The runs all came via home runs – a grand slam in the second inning by Bobby Dalbec and a three-run shot in the third off the bat of Rafael Devers.
Seven Twins pitchers allowed one run on four hits over the next five innings.
Minnesota had just three hits — two off starter Eduardo Rodriguez, who went five innings — a Willians Astudillo double and singles by Caleb Hamilton and J.T. Riddle.
The Twins are off Thursday, returning to the field Friday for a road tilt against Atlanta at North Port, Fla. at 5 p.m. The game can be seen on FOX Sports North.