The Red Sox walk off in extras against the Twins

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It was 0-0 through nine innings in Boston this afternoon, as neither Kyle Gibson nor John Lackey were giving an inch to opposing hitters. Then the 10th inning happened.

In the top of the 10th Chris Parmelee launched a solo shot off Koji Uehara to make it 1-0. In the bottom, however, the Sox struck back: David Ortiz homered to right field off Casey Fien. Then, three pitches later, Mike Napoli went deep to win the game.

It was just the latest abuse the Twins have taken at Ortiz’s hands. Ortiz is now hitting .336/.424/.677 with 20 homers in 264 plate appearances against his former team.

The Sox have now won three in a row. All low-scoring affairs against Minnesota. Blip or turning point? We’ll let hindsight determine that in a few weeks while trying to pass it off as analysis.

Max Scherzer (hamstring) leaves start vs. Mets after just 1 inning

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WASHINGTON — Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer left his start for the Nationals against the New York Mets after just 27 pitches Wednesday night due to a hamstring injury.

He was replaced in the top of the second by Erick Fedde.

Scherzer was not as sharp as usual at the outset Wednesday, going 2-0 counts against each of New York’s initial two batters, walking one and giving up a single to the other.

The Mets eventually went ahead in the first on Dominic Smith‘s sacrifice fly.

Scherzer entered the game with an 0-1 record and 2.84 ERA this season.