Brian Dozier’s first-pitch home run and another shot by Miguel Sano just five pitches later set the tone as the Minnesota Twins beat the Boston Red Sox 6-2 Tuesday in a rain-shortened game.
Kurt Suzuki also homered for the Twins and Hanley Ramirez got two hits for Boston before the game was stopped with one out in the bottom of the seventh.
Sano got three hits and drove in three runs. Dozier and Trever Plouffe each had two hits.
Twins left-hander Tommy Milone went six innings, allowing two runs on five hits and two walks.
Red Sox starter Joe Kelly went four innings, giving up four runs on eight hits and two walks.
The Red Sox scored twice in the third after Mookie Betts and Brock Holt hit one-out singles and moved up on a wild pitch. Chris Young had a sacrifice fly and Ramirez had an RBI single.