SCORE: Red Sox 10, Twins 6
BREAKDOWN: Andrew Benintendi led off the game with a first-pitch homer, kickstarting a four-homer eruption (Benintendi, Jackie Bradley Jr., Christian Vazquez, and Gorkys Hernandez) in the Red Sox’ penultimate game in Florida. Of the 10 runs scored by the Red Sox, eight came in the first three innings, including five against Twins starter Kyle Gibson.
PLAYER OF THE DAY: Righthander Brandon Workman, who is competing for a bullpen spot, had a dominant inning, striking out the side. His fastball sat at 91-92 m.p.h., and he got swings and misses on his fastball, curve, and cutter. Workman said that he’s moved beyond a period of dead-arm that had zapped his velocity in recent weeks. “I feel good about where I’m at and how my arm has bounced back,” he said.
NEXT GAME: The Red Sox will close out their Grapefruit League season by hosting the Pirates at JetBlue Park at 1:05 p.m. Nathan Eovaldi is scheduled to start. The game will air on NESN and WEEI-93.7 FM.