Middlebrooks went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI double and Mike McCoy, A.J. Pierzynski and David Ross picked up an RBI apiece for Boston, which saw starter John Lackey strike out six through 6 1/3 innings while only allowing four hits.
Aaron Hicks drove in the Twins lone run as he went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and Kevin Correia surrendered one run on six hits over five innings on the hill.
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