Take a couple small steps forward and a big demoralizing one back.
This time it's the trio of Samuel Deduno, Casey Fien, and Kendrick Glen Perkins holding the Red Sox to two hits all night in a 5-0 loss. Those two hits came from Adrian Gonzalez and they even had four walks from Deduno to work with but they couldn't even get a runner to third. The rookies Will Middlebrooks & Ryan Lavarnway had the best chances to get some runs across but then both popped it up to end the fourth & sixth innings.
This is a damn shame too as Jon Lester had himself a good night. He went eight innings giving up three runs & scattered seven hits. Lester was also very economical as he didn't throw more than 20 pitches in any inning.
The Twins got some cushion in the ninth as Brian Dosier hit a two run homer in the ninth off of Alfredo Aceves, who apparently needed to pitch as there was no real reason to use him. But the damage was already done and the Sox just couldn't get anything across the scoring board. David Ortiz can't get back soon enough.