Red Sox game report for March 2

 SCORE: Red Sox 2, Twins 1

 RECORD: 5-4

 BREAKDOWN: In the first game of the vaunted Mayor’s Cup series, the Red Sox extended their winning streak to three games. They managed only six hits against seven Minnesota pitchers, but made them count. One was an opposite-field home run by Juan Carlos Linares in the second inning. Ryan Sweeney added an RBI single in the fifth.


 THUMBS UP: Allen Webster, a 23-year-old righthander, continues to create a buzz. Or is that the hum of his 99-mile-per-hour fastball? He threw three scoreless innings and needed only 29 pitches to do it. “With each added inning as he went out there, better rhythm and better feel for his secondary pitches,” Sox manager John Farrell said. “Once again, high 90s velocity, good location. Three pitches for strikes. A very impressive three innings.”

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 THUMBS DOWN: Lyle Overbay was 0 for 3 and is now 1 for 12 with five strikeouts. Mix in the Northeastern game and he is 1 for 14. If Overbay makes the team as a backup first baseman, it will be because of his glove. But he needs to show something with the bat.

 MEDICAL REPORT: Outfield prospect Alex Hassan got some good news. After an MRI on his fractured left foot, he has been cleared to start hitting and running again. He took a few swings off a tee Friday.

 AROUND THE BASES: Shane Victorino is 0 for 11, but did draw a walk that helped lead to the winning run. He asked to play the day game after the night game to get some extra plate appearances. “Trying to get into a rhythm,” he said. “Work in progress.” Victorino, who left camp for the World Baseball Classic, will wear No. 50 for Team USA to represent his native state of Hawaii . . . The Sox and Twins will play seven more times this spring.

 NEXT GAME: The Yankees come to JetBlue Park for their annual visit Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The game will be on NESN and WEEI. Ryan Dempster will oppose Adam Warren.