May 6: Red Sox 6, Twins 5 (F/11)
A true back and forth game the whole way, the Twins jumped out to a early 3-0 lead on the Red Sox and then a 4-1 lead into the bottom of the fifth. But the Red Sox rallied each of the next four innings, with Stephen Drew hitting an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth; Mike Napoli singling home a run in the bottom of the sixth; Drew hit a solo home run in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game at four; and Dustin Pedroia gave the Red Sox a 5-4 lead with a solo homer of his own in the bottom of the eighth.
Joel Hanrahan gave up a leadoff home run to Minnesota’s Brian Dozier in the ninth, and would later leave with forearm tightness (he eventually had season-ending Tommy John surgery). After a scoreless 10th and top of the 11th, it looked like it was going to 12 innings after the first two Red Sox were retired in the bottom of the 11th, but singles by Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Will Middlebrooks put the Red Sox in position to win the game, and Drew, with his fourth hit of the day, doubled off the Green Monster to send Red Sox fans home happy.