Spring training report | Twins 7, Red Sox 4

Red Sox drop spring finale against Twins

Red Sox pitcher Tommy Layne walked on the mound during the seventh inning. Layne allowed five runs and took the loss for the Sox.

Gerald Herbert/Associated Press

Red Sox pitcher Tommy Layne walked on the mound during the seventh inning. Layne allowed five runs and took the loss for the Sox.

SCORE: Twins 7, Red Sox 4 (8½ innings)

RECORD: 11-17-2.


BREAKDOWN: In a game stopped by rain in the ninth inning, the Sox took a 4-1 lead before the Twins scored the final six runs. The teams split the spring training series, 3-3.

THUMBS UP: Mike Napoli was 2 for 2 with a long home run off the batter’s eye in center field and a two-run double to the base of the wall in center. He had five home runs in the spring. Jake Peavy allowed one run on three hits over five innings. He is lined up to start the home opener Friday against Milwaukee.

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THUMBS DOWN: Lefty Tommy Layne, who was reassigned to Pawtucket earlier in the day, inherited a 4-1 lead in the seventh and allowed five runs. Adam Walker had a two-run homer and Josmil Pinto a three-run blast to give Minnesota the lead.

MEDICAL REPORT: Shane Victorino left the game after the third inning with a strained right hamstring. His status is to be determined . . . David Ortiz (right calf) sat out the game.

AROUND THE BASES: The game drew 10,061 fans. The Sox sold out all 15 games at JetBlue Park, drawing at least 9,500 fans for every game. Their sellout streak is 48 games going back to 2012 . . . The Sox hit 29 home runs in 30 games in spring training, 12 more than they had in 25 games last spring.


NEXT GAME: The Sox open the season Monday afternoon in Baltimore. It will be Jon Lester against Chris Tillman.


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