Sox Closeout Homestand With Walk Off Win

Crawford's RBI lifts Red Sox to win over Twins

      BOSTON (AP) – Pinch-runner Jose Iglesias raced around from first
to score on close play at the plate on Carl Crawford's one-out
double off the left-field wall in the bottom of the 11th inning,
lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 2-1 win over the Minnesota Twins.
      Boston beat Minnesota the final three games of a four-game
series, and won for the 11th time in 12 games in Fenway Park.
      The Red Sox closed out their longest homestand of the season at
6-5.
      Hideki Okajima (1-0) pitched two innings, getting out of a
two-on, one-out jams in each, for the win.
      Jed Lowrie drew a one-out walk against Jim Hoey (0-1) and
Iglesias pinch ran. Crawford lofted one off The Wall and Iglesias
slid in just ahead of the throw from short left by shortstop Matt
Tolbert, knocking catcher Rene Rivera over as he scored.
      
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