Young, Vazquez homer for Red Sox in 9-2 win over Twins

BOSTON (AP) Drew Pomeranz wasn't expecting one rain delay, let alone two. But he got through both just fine.

Pomeranz pitched five solid innings, Chris Young hit a three-run homer and the Boston Red Sox moved into first place in the AL East with a 9-2 victory against the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday night.

''It was kind of crazy. I didn't even realize it was supposed to rain at all tonight,'' Pomeranz said.

Pomeranz (7-4) had to sit through nearly an hour delay before the game started, then a 76-minute delay between the second and third as a thunderstorm slowly passed over Fenway Park. Despite the interruption, the left-hander held the Twins to an unearned run and four hits, struck out seven and walked none.

Christian Vazquez homered for the first time in more than a year, helping the Red Sox win consecutive games for the first time in nearly two weeks. Dustin Pedroia had three hits and scored twice.

Bench coach Gary DiSarcina managed the Red Sox with John Farrell serving a one-game suspension handed down by Major League Baseball.

''It's a lot of fun. It's a lot of adrenaline. I can see and appreciate the trials and the tribulations and the struggles John goes through daily and nightly,'' DiSarcina said. ''I don't think I'm going to appreciate it until the season's over and I'm looking back at having a day like this.''

The Red Sox capitalized on three errors by the Twins and moved a half-game ahead of the New York Yankees, who lost 4-3 to the White Sox on Tuesday.

''Long night,'' Twins manager Paul Molitor said. ''I've seen some really good games here and I've seen some ugly ones, and that would fall in the latter category for sure.''

Hector Santiago (4-7) returned for the Twins after a stint on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left shoulder. He allowed two runs and one hit in two innings.

''I feel really good right now. Obviously it's only two innings,'' Santiago said. ''I feel like I had some really good velocity, really good acceleration on the off-speed (pitches).''

The only hit Santiago allowed was Vazquez's two-run homer in the second. The Red Sox led 6-1 when Young blew it open with a drive off one of the signs above the Green Monster in left.

''We just didn't do a lot of damage control after we got back out and start playing again,'' Molitor said.

Minnesota didn't score until the fifth when Jorge Polanco drew a one-out walk and Eddie Rosario and Byron Buxton followed with consecutive singles off Pomeranz, who was fading and faced six batters in the inning.

Eduardo Escobar added a solo homer for Minnesota in the eighth.

Boston hadn't won consecutive games since beating Philadelphia three in a row from June 12-14.

VERSATILE VAZQUEZ

Vazquez hit his first home run since May 1, 2016. It was his third career homer and all three have come with one man on base.

Vazquez also stole a base after walking in the fourth and caught the entire game. Vazquez threw out Rosario when he attempted to steal third after leading off the third with a double off the wall in left.

''He's been great behind the plate all year. He's been hitting the ball all year,'' Pomeranz said. ''It was good to see him get that home run tonight.''

SUSPENSION

Farrell was suspended for poking umpire Bill Miller in the chest during an animated argument over the weekend.

TRAINER'S ROOM

Twins: Santiago was making his first start since June 6 at Seattle. The Twins placed him on the 10-day DL the next day. To make room on the roster for his return, recently acquired RHP Dillon Gee was sent down to Triple-A Rochester.

Red Sox: DH Hanley Ramirez sat out his second straight game with a bruised left knee from a pitch that hit him Sunday.

UP NEXT

Twins: Rookie LHP Adalberto Mejia (2-3, 4.93 ERA) pitches in Fenway Park on Wednesday night for the first time.

Red Sox: RHP Rick Porcello (4-9, 5.00 ERA), the 2016 AL Cy Young Award winner, looks to win consecutive starts for the first time this season.

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  • W: D. Pomeranz (7-4)L: H. Santiago (4-7)
  • HR: MIN - E. Escobar (8), BOS - C. Young (4), C. Vazquez (1)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
B. Dozier 2B40100014.250.338.441.7790.5
E. Escobar 3B41111001.276.321.460.7816.0
J. Mauer 1B40100011.287.358.402.7600.5
K. Vargas 1B0000-000.234.264.426.000-
M. Sano DH40000012.273.374.546.920-0.5
M. Kepler RF40000011.245.312.407.719-0.5
J. Polanco SS41100000.251.300.356.6562.0
E. Rosario LF40300000.284.321.474.7953.0
B. Buxton CF40110012.200.273.291.5641.5
J. Castro C20000122.220.314.379.6930.0
    HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
    M. Betts RF40110010.269.343.472.8151.5
    D. Pedroia 2B32310100.299.370.372.7437.0
    T. Lin 2B10000001.250.250.250.5000.0
    X. Bogaerts SS42200012.318.373.467.8414.5
    C. Young DH31131204.261.344.406.75012.0
    J. Bradley CF50100005.257.349.467.8153.0
    S. Travis 1B31000114.346.414.462.8751.5
    A. Benintendi LF30000121.275.344.431.7750.0
    C. Vazquez C22121203.296.333.407.74112.0
    D. Marrero 3B41100011.160.198.300.4982.5
      BATTING
      • 2B - E. Rosario (10)
      • HR - E. Escobar (8)
      • RBI - E. Escobar (26), B. Buxton (14)
      BATTING
      • 2B - D. Marrero (5)
      • HR - C. Young (4), C. Vazquez
      • SF - M. Betts (2)
      • RBI - M. Betts (41), D. Pedroia (27), C. Young 3 (17), C. Vazquez 2 (15)
      • 2-Out RBI - D. Pedroia (11), C. Young 3 (6)
      BASERUNNING
      • CS - E. Rosario (4)
      BASERUNNING
      • SB - C. Young (3), J. Bradley (3), C. Vazquez (3)
      FIELDING
      • Outfield Assist - B. Buxton (4)
      • E - B. Buxton (3), B. Dozier (3), E. Escobar (2)
      FIELDING
      • E - D. Marrero (3)
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      H. Santiago (L, 4-7)2.01222215.371.43-3.0
      A. Busenitz1.03100003.001.830.0
      C. Breslow1.03322105.281.52-3.5
      M. Belisle2.02301116.531.653.5
      T. Hildenberger2.01002200.001.334.0
      PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
      D. Pomeranz (W, 7-4)5.04100703.811.3321.5
      B. Boyer2.03001002.651.472.0
      F. Abad2.01110013.421.234.0
      PITCHERSIP
      D. Pomeranz (W, 7-4)5.0
      B. Boyer2.0
      F. Abad2.0
      PITCHING
      • WP - T. Hildenberger
      • IBB - M. Belisle (5)
      • HBP - H. Santiago (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - H. Santiago 49-27, A. Busenitz 24-14, C. Breslow 45-26, M. Belisle 24-19, T. Hildenberger 40-22
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Breslow 1-1, M. Belisle 5-0, T. Hildenberger 4-0
      • Batters Faced - H. Santiago 10, A. Busenitz 5, C. Breslow 8, M. Belisle 9, T. Hildenberger 9
      PITCHING
      • WP - D. Pomeranz (4)
      • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 83-58, B. Boyer 40-25, F. Abad 28-21
      • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 5-3, B. Boyer 3-2, F. Abad 3-3
      • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 19, B. Boyer 9, F. Abad 7
      PLAYERS OF THE GAME
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      HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
      B. Dozier 2B40100014.250.338.441.7790.5
      E. Escobar 3B41111001.276.321.460.7816.0
      J. Mauer 1B40100011.287.358.402.7600.5
      K. Vargas 1B0000-000.234.264.426.000-
      M. Sano DH40000012.273.374.546.920-0.5
      M. Kepler RF40000011.245.312.407.719-0.5
      J. Polanco SS41100000.251.300.356.6562.0
      E. Rosario LF40300000.284.321.474.7953.0
      B. Buxton CF40110012.200.273.291.5641.5
      J. Castro C20000122.220.314.379.6930.0
      Total3428211713-----
        HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
        M. Betts RF40110010.269.343.472.8151.5
        D. Pedroia 2B32310100.299.370.372.7437.0
        T. Lin 2B10000001.250.250.250.5000.0
        X. Bogaerts SS42200012.318.373.467.8414.5
        C. Young DH31131204.261.344.406.75012.0
        J. Bradley CF50100005.257.349.467.8153.0
        S. Travis 1B31000114.346.414.462.8751.5
        A. Benintendi LF30000121.275.344.431.7750.0
        C. Vazquez C22121203.296.333.407.74112.0
        D. Marrero 3B41100011.160.198.300.4982.5
        Total32910727621-----
          BATTING
          • 2B - E. Rosario (10)
          • HR - E. Escobar (8)
          • RBI - E. Escobar (26), B. Buxton (14)
          BATTING
          • 2B - D. Marrero (5)
          • HR - C. Young (4), C. Vazquez
          • SF - M. Betts (2)
          • RBI - M. Betts (41), D. Pedroia (27), C. Young 3 (17), C. Vazquez 2 (15)
          • 2-Out RBI - D. Pedroia (11), C. Young 3 (6)
          BASERUNNING
          • CS - E. Rosario (4)
          BASERUNNING
          • SB - C. Young (3), J. Bradley (3), C. Vazquez (3)
          FIELDING
          • Outfield Assist - B. Buxton (4)
          • E - B. Buxton (3), B. Dozier (3), E. Escobar (2)
          FIELDING
          • E - D. Marrero (3)
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          H. Santiago (L, 4-7)2.01222215.371.43-3.0
          A. Busenitz1.03100003.001.830.0
          C. Breslow1.03322105.281.52-3.5
          M. Belisle2.02301116.531.653.5
          T. Hildenberger2.01002200.001.334.0
          Total8.01094762---
          PITCHERSIP
          H. Santiago (L, 4-7)2.0
          A. Busenitz1.0
          C. Breslow1.0
          M. Belisle2.0
          T. Hildenberger2.0
          Total8.0
          PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
          D. Pomeranz (W, 7-4)5.04100703.811.3321.5
          B. Boyer2.03001002.651.472.0
          F. Abad2.01110013.421.234.0
          Total9.0821171---
          PITCHERSIP
          D. Pomeranz (W, 7-4)5.0
          B. Boyer2.0
          F. Abad2.0
          Total9.0
          PITCHING
          • WP - T. Hildenberger
          • IBB - M. Belisle (5)
          • HBP - H. Santiago (4)
          • Pitches-Strikes - H. Santiago 49-27, A. Busenitz 24-14, C. Breslow 45-26, M. Belisle 24-19, T. Hildenberger 40-22
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - C. Breslow 1-1, M. Belisle 5-0, T. Hildenberger 4-0
          • Batters Faced - H. Santiago 10, A. Busenitz 5, C. Breslow 8, M. Belisle 9, T. Hildenberger 9
          PITCHING
          • WP - D. Pomeranz (4)
          • Pitches-Strikes - D. Pomeranz 83-58, B. Boyer 40-25, F. Abad 28-21
          • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - D. Pomeranz 5-3, B. Boyer 3-2, F. Abad 3-3
          • Batters Faced - D. Pomeranz 19, B. Boyer 9, F. Abad 7
          • 8TH INNING
            Escobar homered to right center29
          • 6TH INNING
            Young homered to left, Pedroia and Bogaerts scored19
          • 5TH INNING
            Bradley safe at first on 2nd baseman Dozier fielding error, Bogaerts scored, Young to second16
            Buxton singled to left, Polanco scored, Rosario to second15
          • 4TH INNING
            Pedroia singled to left center, Marrero scored, Pedroia out at second05
            Betts hit sacrifice fly to center, Vazquez scored, Marrero to third04
          • 3RD INNING
            Bradley singled to center, Pedroia scored, Bogaerts to third, Bradley to second on center fielder Buxton fielding error03
          • 2ND INNING
            Vazquez homered to left center, Travis scored02
          • 9TH INNING
            • F. Abad Pitching:
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Polanco grounded out to second
            • E. Rosario: Ball, Rosario grounded out to second
            • B. Buxton: Strike looking, Strike looking, Buxton flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 8TH INNING
            • Fernando Abad relieved Blaine Boyer
            • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Ball, Escobar homered to right center
            • J. Mauer: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Mauer grounded out to first
            • M. Sano: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Sano flied out to deep right
            • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Kepler flied out to center
            • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Kennys Vargas at first
            • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Betts singled to left center
            • T. Lin: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Lin reached on fielder's choice to first, Betts out at second
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Bogaerts struck out swinging
            • C. Young: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Young walked, Lin to second
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Bradley grounded out to first
            • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 7TH INNING
            • Tzu-Wei Lin at second
            • J. Polanco: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Polanco singled to center
            • E. Rosario: Ball, Ball, Rosario singled to right, Polanco to second
            • B. Buxton: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Buxton grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Polanco to third, Rosario out at second
            • J. Castro: Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Castro walked
            • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Strike looking, Dozier reached on fielder's choice to third, Castro out at second
            • Middle of the 7th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • Trevor Hildenberger relieved Matt Belisle
            • S. Travis: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Travis grounded out to second
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Foul, Benintendi grounded out to shortstop
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Vazquez walked
            • D. Marrero: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Vazquez to second on wild pitch, Foul tip, Marrero struck out on foul tip
            • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 6TH INNING
            • Blaine Boyer relieved Drew Pomeranz
            • E. Escobar: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Escobar grounded out to second
            • J. Mauer: Ball, Ball, Mauer reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • M. Sano: Sano lined out to right
            • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Kepler flied out to deep right
            • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • M. Belisle Pitching:
            • D. Marrero: Strike (foul tip), Marrero grounded out to second
            • M. Betts: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Betts grounded out to pitcher
            • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Pedroia singled to left
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Foul, Bogaerts safe at first on 3rd baseman Escobar fielding error, Pedroia to second
            • C. Young: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Young homered to left, Pedroia and Bogaerts scored
            • J. Bradley: Strike swinging, Bradley grounded out to second
            • End of the 6th (3 Runs, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 5TH INNING
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Kepler grounded out to second
            • J. Polanco: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Polanco safe at first on 3rd baseman Marrero fielding error
            • E. Rosario: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Polanco to second on wild pitch, Rosario reached on an infield single to second, Polanco to third
            • B. Buxton: Buxton singled to left, Polanco scored, Rosario to second
            • J. Castro: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
            • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Dozier struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 5th (1 Run, 2 Hits, 1 Error)
            • C. Breslow Pitching:
            • X. Bogaerts: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Bogaerts reached on an infield single to shortstop
            • C. Young: Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Young walked, Bogaerts to second
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Bradley safe at first on 2nd baseman Dozier fielding error, Bogaerts scored, Young to second
            • Matt Belisle relieved Craig Breslow
            • S. Travis: Strike swinging, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Travis struck out swinging
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, , Benintendi intentionally walked
            • C. Vazquez: Vazquez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Benintendi out at second
            • End of the 5th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 1 Error)
          • 4TH INNING
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • B. Dozier: Strike looking, Ball, Dozier singled to center
            • E. Escobar: Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Ball, Escobar lined out to third
            • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Mauer flied out to deep left
            • M. Sano: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Sano flied out to deep left
            • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Craig Breslow relieved Alan Busenitz
            • A. Benintendi: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Benintendi struck out swinging
            • C. Vazquez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Vazquez walked
            • D. Marrero: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Vazquez stole second, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Marrero doubled to deep right center, Vazquez to third
            • M. Betts: Strike swinging, Ball, Betts hit sacrifice fly to center, Vazquez scored, Marrero to third
            • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Pedroia singled to left center, Marrero scored, Pedroia out at second
            • End of the 4th (2 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
          • 3RD INNING
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • E. Rosario: Rosario doubled to deep left
            • B. Buxton: Strike looking, Ball, Rosario caught stealing, catcher to third, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Buxton struck out swinging
            • J. Castro: Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Castro struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
            • Alan Busenitz relieved Hector Santiago
            • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Ball, Pedroia singled to right
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Bogaerts singled to left center, Pedroia to second
            • C. Young: Ball, Foul, Ball, Young flied out to center
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike swinging, Foul, Bradley singled to center, Pedroia scored, Bogaerts to third, Bradley to second on center fielder Buxton fielding error
            • S. Travis: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Travis lined into double play shortstop to third, Bogaerts out at third
            • End of the 3rd (1 Run, 3 Hits, 1 Error)
          • 2ND INNING
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • M. Sano: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike swinging, Sano struck out swinging
            • M. Kepler: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Kepler struck out looking
            • J. Polanco: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Polanco grounded out to second
            • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • H. Santiago Pitching:
            • S. Travis: Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Travis walked
            • A. Benintendi: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Strike looking, Benintendi struck out looking
            • C. Vazquez: Pickoff attempt, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Vazquez homered to left center, Travis scored
            • D. Marrero: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Marrero flied out to shallow center
            • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Betts fouled out to first
            • End of the 2nd (2 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
          • 1ST INNING
            • D. Pomeranz Pitching:
            • B. Dozier: Strike swinging, Dozier grounded out to third
            • E. Escobar: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Escobar grounded out to first
            • J. Mauer: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Mauer struck out swinging
            • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
            • H. Santiago Pitching:
            • M. Betts: Ball, Ball, Strike (foul tip), Strike swinging, Foul, Foul, Foul, Strike looking, Betts struck out looking
            • D. Pedroia: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, Pedroia walked
            • X. Bogaerts: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Bogaerts hit by pitch, Pedroia to second
            • C. Young: Young flied out to shallow right
            • J. Bradley: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Bradley flied out to center
            • End of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)