Gibson settles down and strikes out 7, Twins top Red Sox 9-4

Published Mar. 17, 2016 12:47 a.m. ET

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Kyle Gibson settled down after serving up a leadoff homer to Mookie Betts, striking out seven in an encouraging pitching performance that helped the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 9-4 on Wednesday night.

Brian Dozier hit his second home run of the spring for the Twins. Eddie Rosario had a two-run homer and Byung Ho Park added a two-run double as Minnesota scored four times off Koji Uehara in the fifth inning.

Uehara was making his second appearance after his 2015 season ended on Aug. 7. The right-hander broke his wrist when he was hit by a line drive.

Gibson went 3 1-3 innings and allowed one run. Miguel Sano had two hits and an RBI for the Twins.