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Lackey Quiets Twins Bats in 4-1 Red Sox Win

Updated: 03/28/2014 10:34 AM
Created: 03/27/2014 10:20 PM KSTP.com

John Lackey pitched six scoreless innings, Will Middlebrooks had two extra-base hits and the Boston Red Sox beat the Minnesota Twins 4-1 on Thursday night.

Lackey, the team's No. 2 starter, gave up four hits with a walk and six strikeouts in his final tuneup for the regular season.

Kevin Correia, set to be the Twins' No. 2 starter, allowed one run and six hits in five innings with a walk and a strikeout.

Middlebrooks went 2 for 3 with a double and a triple. He drove in the go-ahead run with a double in the seventh and is batting .362 this spring (17 for 47).

Aaron Hicks had two hits for the Twins, driving in their only run with a seventh-inning double. He is hitting .340 this spring (16 for 47).

Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz went 0 for 2 with a strikeout, dropping his average to .054 (2 for 37) with 13 strikeouts.

The Twins face the Red Sox again Friday and Saturday to finish the spring training schedule. On Monday the Twins travel to Chicago to face the White Sox on Opening Day.

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