Twins lose to Red Sox 6-3; drop 1.5 games behind Indians

He finished with a career-high seven walks, and the bullpen brought the total to 14 before the four-hour, 44-minute game was done. A 33 per cent walk rate isn’t particularly conducive to a good start or a long one, and his outing against the Boston Red Sox was neither.Farrell has posted a 3.83 ERA across 82.1 innings. “If there’s a word that I could sum up for him, it’s determination”, John Farrell said after the Red Sox’s Friday victory. “But I’m going to show up early (Saturday) and work on all this because I’m exhausted of it”.Red Sox bench coach Gary DiSarcina will be managing the team Saturday.David Price on the other hand went seven innings, giving up three runs, on six hits, with no walks, and seven strikeouts.In the 11th, Hanley Ramirez doubled, Jackie Bradley Jr. singled and, after Christian Vazquez flew out, Bogaerts delivered. Second baseman Dustin Pedroia followed with a double to left-centre field to drive in two runs and chase Estrada.Of course, the Jays would love to see from Sparkman a similar effect to the one Joe Biagini has made in his one-plus seasons as a Jay. “We know it’s an important time but every game is important. I just wish we could have pulled this one out and if I had pitched better we would have”. Somehow, he recovered to pop up Benintendi and Pedroia before striking out Mitch Moreland to maintain the 3-0 lead.John Farrell will be watching a baseball game on Saturday. The right-hander would battle, though, and managed to get out of the inning with no damage done. But I think he has done a nice job too as a starter. “He may give up something, but he normally limits the damage”.Marco Estrada’s pitch locations.”(Breaking his right thumb during spring training) was a dampener, as I wanted to make the team and that didn’t happen because of the injury. Obviously I’ve been struggling but I’ve had feel for the ball and today I just didn’t have any feel for it. He allowed six runs in three innings at Double-A Portland on Thursday. Instead, the search for answers continues, both for Estrada and the Blue Jays. “It’s hard to take right now because we lost”.Tulowitzki tied the game with his fifth homer of the season on the second pitch of the bottom of the sixth by Boston reliever Heath Hembree.”Walking seven guys? That’s unacceptable”.