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Drew’s Double in 11th Gives Red Sox 6-5 Win over Twins

Boston Red Sox's Dustin Pedroia follows through on his solo home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, May 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Boston Red Sox’s Dustin Pedroia follows through on his solo home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Monday, May 6, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)


by JIMMY GOLEN, AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) — Stephen Drew doubled in the winning run with two outs in the 11th inning, and the Boston Red Sox rallied past the Minnesota Twins 6-5 on Monday night to stop season-high, three-game losing streak.

Drew also homered for the Red Sox. Dustin Pedroia hit a solo shot in the eighth for a 5-4 lead, but Joel Hanrahan gave up Brian Dozier’s homer in the ninth.

Clayton Mortensen (1-2) earned the win with 2 1-3 innings of scoreless relief.

Jared Burton (0-1) retired his first two batters in the 11th, then gave up a swinging bunt single to Jarrod Saltalamacchia when the pitcher’s throw pulled first baseman Justin Morneau off the bag. Will Middlebrooks singled, and Drew hit a line drive to the base of the Green Monster in left-center.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.