Red Sox beat Twins for twinbill sweep, 9th straight win

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Alex Verdugo had three hits, including a two-run single in a six-run fifth inning, and the Boston Red Sox extended their winning streak to nine games, beating the Minnesota Twins 7-1 in game two of a doubleheader sweep. Game one saw the Sox take a 3-2 victory. Eduardo Rodriguez pitched five innings in game two and gave up one run on five hits for Boston. The Red Sox have come from behind in six of their nine wins this season after opening the year with three straight losses. José Berríos surrendered four runs in 4 1/3 innings for Minnesota to take the loss. The Twins have lost five straight.  Minnesota wraps up its four game series against Boston at 12:10 p.m. Thursday on 950 KWAT.