ANDl simple of Max Kepler in the bottom of the ninth inning gave Minnesota a 4-3 win over Boston on Thursday. snapping a five-game losing streak for the Twins and disrupting the nine-game winning streak for the Red Sox.
Boston, which had tied the score for eighth thanks to a three-run double by Alex Verdugo, his longest winning streak broken since he had 10 wins in 2018, the season in which they won the World Series.
The Twins avoided their worst streak in three years under manager Rocco Baldelli.
The Venezuelan Luis Arráez opened the ninth with his ninth hit of the afternoon, a single off Adam Ottavino (1-1). Jorge Polanco was hit by a ball. Nelson Cruz, immersed in a 10-game hitting streak, proceeded to strike out.
But Kepler responded with his single to short center field, and the Twins avoided their first four-game sweep against Boston. in 21 years.
The dominican Alex Colomé (1-1) hung up zero in the ninth for the win.
For the Red Sox, the Mexican Executioner 4-1, three RBIs. Puerto Ricans Kiké Hernández 3-1 and Christian Vázquez 4-0. The Dominicans Rafael Devers and Franchy Cordero, both 4-0.
For the Twins, the Venezuelans Arráez 5-4, one scored and two RBIs; and Williams Astudillo 3-0. The Dominicans Nelson Cruz 5-1; Jorge Polanco 3-0; and Miguel Sanó 2-1, one scored and one towed.