Red Sox too strong for terrible Twins

Mookie Betts, David Ortiz and Jackie Bradley Jr all homered as the Boston Red Sox eased to a 13-2 MLB victory over the Minnesota Twins on Thursday.

Dustin Pedroia went five for five with two doubles for the Red Sox and Steven Wright tied a career high with nine strikeouts.

Carlos Gonzalez slugged a three-run 459-foot homer before Mark Reynolds launched a 484-foot home run in the Colorado Rockies‘ 7-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Stephen Piscotty’s three-run homer tied the score and Aledmys Diaz’s RBI single then edged the St Louis Cardinals to a 6-5 success against the San Diego Padres.

Francisco Liriano struck out a season-high 13 and Matt Joyce launched a three-run homer to help the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-3 defeat of the Milwaukee Brewers.

Ichiro Suzuki had two of Miami’s 16 hits to take take his career total to 2,996 and Christian Yelich went deep in the the Marlins‘ 9-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

JJ Hardy and Jonathan Schoop each drove in a pair of runs to earn the Baltimore Orioles a 4-1 triumph against the New York Yankees.

Justin Turner slugged two-run and three-run homers to hand pitcher Stephen Strasburg his first loss of the season in the Los Angeles Dodgers‘ 6-3 win over the Washington Nationals.

The Detroit Tigers edged to a 2-1 victory over the Chicago White Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays downed the Oakland Athletics 7-3.

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