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BSJ Game Report: Twins 2, Red Sox 1 – Sox suffer another one-run loss to Twins

All you need to know, in quickie form, about the Red Sox' 2-1 loss to the Twins, complete with BSJ analysis and insight:



Betts supplies the only offense: For the night, the Red Sox mustered just four hits -- and only two through the first eight innings. Betts belted his third homer in the last two games and fifth in the last six when he drove a pitch off the Pesky Pole to lead off the fourth. He later doubled to center in the sixth. In the last 15 games, he's slashing .362/.397/.754 with 13 RBI. The two extra-base hits gave him 71 for the season, giving him four straight seasons of 70 or more extra-base hits. In Red Sox history, only Ted Williams and Nomar Garciaparra reached 70 extra-base in at least four of their first six major league seasons. And while his season has been as good last year's, he stands a good chance to score more runs, hit more homers and knock in more runs this year than last.

Eovaldi turns in his best start since April: