MLB: Boston 4, Minnesota 3

May 7, 2007 at 1:01 AM

MINNEAPOLIS, May 6 (UPI) -- J.D. Drew had a hit and two RBI Sunday as the Boston Red Sox beat Minnesota, 4-3, for their second win in the three-game series.

Jason Varitek and Kevin Youkilis hit RBI singles; Dustin Pedroia had a run and three hits; and Alex Cora had a run and two hits for the AL East-leading Red Sox -- who have won four of their last five games overall.

Winner Curt Schilling (4-1) gave up three earned runs and eight hits over 6 2/3 innings, with two walks and seven strikeouts.

Jonathan Papelbon earned his 10th save of the season.

Jason Tyner hit a two-run single; Torii Hunter had two hits and one RBI -- extending his hitting streak to 21 games; while both Mike Redmond and Luis Castillo had a run and two hits for the Twins -- who have lost four of five.

Loser Sidney Ponson (2-4) gave up four runs -- three earned -- and eight hits in 5 1/3 innings, with four walks and five strikeouts.

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